2010-12-20, 01:48 PM
What's the difference between a plugin and an addon?
2010-12-20, 10:55 PM
In computing, a plug-in (or plugin) is a set of software components that adds specific capabilities to a larger software application. If supported, plug-ins enable customizing the functionality of an application. For example, plug-ins are commonly used in web browsers to play video, scan for viruses, and display new file types. Well-known plug-ins examples include Adobe Flash Player and QuickTime.
Add-on is often considered the general term comprising snap-ins, plug-ins, extensions, and themes.
Plug-in (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plug-in_%28computing%29)