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What is 3rd party software?
Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:16 AM
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Re: What is 3rd party software?
Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:42 AM
3rd party software is not a specific piece of software. It's a general term used for software components used in a program that were not written by the author of that program. For example, the Chrome/Chromium browser is written by a team of developers. However, in order to show PNG images in their browser, they use the libpng open-source library that was not written by those same developers (as far as I know.) That makes the libpng library a 3rd party component in the Chrome browser.
This post has been edited by Atli: 26 January 2013 - 05:45 AM
Reason for edit:: Clarified