INFO 331 – Week 5 Discussion

INFO 331 – Week 5 Discussion
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 Week 5 Forum / Open Source Software and Cloud Computing 

Class, I appreciate your participation in this discussion! For this assignment, it is recommended that you post your original post addressing the topics below, prior to 11:55 PM ET on Wednesday. Continue to follow your classmates’ posts for the remainder of the week and post at least two follow-up messages to your classmates’ posts prior to 11:55 ET on Sunday. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to a classmate’s opinions or can challenge their opinions. Use examples from the readings, or from your own research, to support your views, as appropriate. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification. By the way, include the name of the person’s post you are replying to. Thanks!

Questions:

1) Describe some reasons why Linux is installed on only a very small fraction of desktop computers. Are there particular categories of products or users who might see Linux as more appealing than conventional operating systems? Do you think Linux’s share of the desktop market will increase? Why or why not?

2) What are some of the benefits of cloud computing? What are some of the drawbacks? Find an article about cloud computing online. Summarize and critique the article in your own words. Be sure to include the url of the article.

3) Describe the hardware and software requirements of your chosen information system. Be sure to consider both the server-side and client-side hardware and software. If you do not have access to specific details about the server-side hardware and software, make reasonable assumptions based on the kind of hardware and software that you believe would be necessary to run your system.

Forum Rubric: 

Rubric for Learner PostsPoints
Synthesis of concepts in a substantive manner (critical to class performance)30
Applications of personal experience20
Writing standards10
Response to two or more students in a substantive manner40
Timeliness: (deduction) Optional10

 

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Initial Post Due: Wednesday, by 11:55 PM, ET

Responses Due: Sunday, by 11:55 PM, ET

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