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What are the disadvantages of integrated software packages?

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The main disadvantage of integrated packages is that they are less powerful compared to stand alone applications. They typically have fewer features compared to their general purpose package counterparts.

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Since all the applications within the package are loaded from a single launch, they will all be simultaneously loaded into the memory, even if the task being performed is simple and does not require a lot of computing power.

Despite their shortcomings, integrated packages are generally cheaper than separate programs. All the applications in an integrated software package usually have a similar graphic user interface, this makes switching between application seamless and simple.

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