Open source software is a freely available software. The owners or developers of open source softwares openly consent to grant members of the public, free access to their software source codes. Using this permission, users and other developers can see the software codes and add changes. There are a wide variety of benefits to using open source software and below we will discuss a few of the most prominent.
The changes can range from adding new security codes to sharing applications and hunting out bugs. Some of the best examples of full and partial open source software products include; Android, Linus OS, Mozilla Firefox and Wikipedia. The thinking behind open source software is based on the premise that users are essentially co-developers. Some of the advantages of open source software include free access, security, adaptability, interoperability, customer support, affordability and real-time updates.
Coffee is one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world, and yet many of us feel a bit guilty reaching for that second or third cup because we’ve somehow become convinced that it’s a vice, a guilty pleasure, and we’re caffeine addicts if we fill up our cups more than once.
Well, cast guilt aside. A new health study is adding to a growing body of medical literature indicating coffee is actually good for you!
A study of more than 25,000 coffee drinkers in South Korea shows that moderate coffee consumption — which in South Korea means three to five cups of coffee a day — leads to a lower risk of calcium building up in coronary arteries. Coronary artery calcium (CAC) levels are an indicator of future heart problems.
Four cups of coffee has been shown to reduce the risk of melanoma, a skin cancer. The study supports a recent finding that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer.
When combined with previous studies, the new research suggests that coffee has a neuroprotective effect in the brain, suppressing inflammatory markers in the brain.
A long-term study of health professionals that’s been going on for decades has found that moderate coffee drinking — up to six cups a day — does not increase the risk of death from any cause, including cancer and heart disease.
It also found that coffee can reduce the risk of lethal prostate cancer in men.
However, keep in mind that excessive intake of coffee — defined as more than six cups a day, and that’s an eight-ounce cup, not a 32-ounce quadruple shot espresso — reduces the benefits of coffee drinking.
So keep your java intake in the moderate range, and you can reach for that third or fourth cup of coffee a day guilt-free. Apparently, it’s good for you! How’s that for news you can use?