Software System UtilitiesJackson Doughty, Nyan Min, and Seth Willis
Defragmentation/Optimiza tion A computer that is poorly organized can cause it to run slower because it takes more time to locate files Contrast with application software
Disk Utility SoftwareUtility software is used to maintain the infrastructureof the computer by means of anti-virus, backup, datacompression, disc cleaners etc.
BackupUse of the computer compressing duplicate files incase something goes wrong such as your hard drivecrashes
File ManagementFile management is the categorization of filesthrough menus/folders so that it is easiest for anapplication to find ex. iTunes has folders of each songcategorized so that it can open quickly with all info.presented nicely
Account & Accesibility ManagementAccount and accessibility management is the use of apassword and username ex. account log in to acomputer to access files
Monitor & Keyboard SettingsKeyboards often have keys for applications, orwindows as an items shortcutShortcuts can be made that can quicken the easewith which users can access content
Virus ScanAn anti-virus is a program that protects a computeragainst viruses by identifying and removing anycomputer viruses that are found
Malware Detectors & RemoversA spy-ware remover is a program that detects anddeletes spyware and other similar programs.
CompressionProcess of encoding information using fewer bitsthan the original representationAlso called bit-rate reduction and source codingLossy: data is lost during compression Multimedia (images, video, audio)Lossless: original data is retained Text files
DecompressionReversion of compressed dataLossless data will be decompressed to its originalformLossy data will be decompressed to its near-originalform
Color SynchronizationGoal is to get colors to look the exact same on everymonitorPrevalent in web pagesNearly impossible because of the different factors(monitor, web browser, surrounding light, OS)