Asked in Operating Systems
What is proprietary operating system?
September 13, 2011 5:36PM
propietary operating systems is one where an company designs, develops and markets it as their own system. Windows is one, OS X is another. You must buy it from them or one of their resellers. Linux is an open source OS which you can do what you want with it after you download it for free from the internet. This is what open source means. Do not confuse proprietary operating systems with proprietary applications or software. These are programs developed by a specific company for a specific purpose when off the shelf software will not meet their needs.