Chapter 21

Compare and Contrast General Application Concepts and Uses

Regardless of the type of software you or your organization use, from operating systems to office suites, understanding software platforms, license agreements, and installation best practices is essential to making wise choices and using software legally. In this chapter, you learn about IT Fundamentals+ Objective 3.6: Compare and contrast general application concepts and uses: single-platform software, cross-platform software (compatibility concerns), licensing (single use, group use/site license, concurrent license, open source vs. proprietary, subscription vs. one-time purchase, and product keys and serial numbers), and software installation best practices (reading instructions, ...

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