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Computational Ecology and Software, 2015, 5(1): 113-118
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Impact of Open Source software on the environmental protection

D. Viduka1, A. Basic2
1University Business Academy - Novi Sad, Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance, Belgrade, Serbia
2Department of Postgraduate Studies and International Cooperation, University Singidunum Belgrade, Serbia

Received 6 September 2014;Accepted 14 October 2014;Published online 1 March 2015
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Abstract
Ongoing development of computer hardware contributes to the constant throwing old computers ie. direct increase of electric and electronic equipment waste. This type of waste is a major threat to human health and the environment. By applying Open Source software solutions all users of computer hardware can significantly effect on the reduction of this type of waste. The aim of this paper is to present the advantages of using Open Source software package in terms of preserving and protecting the environment. This paper presents the results of testing MS Windows and Linux operating systems on an older computer, the results are obtained by applying the benchmark software GeekBench.

Keywords ICT;ecologically sustainable development;Open Source Linux;electronic waste.



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