What is the difference between off the shelf and bespoke software?
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Similarly one may ask, what is an off the shelf software?
It means a ready made software product that youpurchase as opposed to custom made software that is designedfor a specific purpose. Microsoft office is off the shelfsoftware. It comes from the days when software was soldin boxed packages containing physical media and instructionmanuals.
Secondly, what does bespoke software mean? Custom software (also known as bespokesoftware or tailor-made software) is softwarethat is specially developed for some specific organizationor other user.
Beside this, what are the advantages of off the shelf software?
Simply put, off-the-shelf software allows toreuse the software developed by other people and hence,share costs with other clients. In details, advantagesinclude: Off-the-shelf software is there and one does nothave to wait until it's developed. You can buy it and use it, inmost cases, immediately.
What is meant by operating system?
An operating system (OS), in its most generalsense, is software that allows a user to run other applications ona computing device. The operating system manages acomputer's hardware resources, including: Input devices such as akeyboard and mouse.