At the end of the lesson, student shouldbe able to: State types of software i) System software ii) Application software Describe the differences between the system software and application software
Software Software is a program which consists of a set of instructions that tells the computer how to perform a specific operation. A computer is just a machine with no special benefits without software.
Categories of Software1) System Software 1) Application Software used to control and manage used to help a user to computer device and perform a task and solve a operations problem Type of system software is Examples of application the computer’s operating software are Microsoft system which enables the Word, Microsoft Excel, computer to start Microsoft Excess and Internet Explorer.
The differences between System Software and Application Software System Software Application Software Enables the computer to Usage Enables user to work function properly efficiently with documentation such as letters, accounting reports and presentation Compulsory Need OptionalEach computer only needs one Number of Software Each computer can have more system software than one application Independent Dependency software Dependent Provides the environment in Function Provides the environment to which the applications run enable users to accomplish specific tasks
The Types of Application Software Type of Software Examples Proprietary Open Source1. Word processing Microsoft Word KWord Corel Word Perfect OpenOffice Writes EasyWord AbiWord Celframe Word2. Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel KSpread Corel Quattro Pro OpenOffice Calc EasySpreadsheet GNumeric Celframe Spreadsheet3. Presentation Microsoft PowerPoint KPresenter Corel Presentation OpenOffice Impress EasyPresentation Agnubis Celframe PowerPresentation4. Graphic editor Adobe Photoshop GIMP Adobe Illustrator InkScape Corel Draw PhotoScape Jasc Paint Shop Pro Paint.Net Ulead Photoimpact CinePaint
Uses Of Application Software Application Software Function allow users to create and manipulateWord Processing documents containing mostly text and sometimes graphicEg: can be used to produce documents such as5.Microsoft Word letters, memos, reports, cover and others6.Corel Word Perfect7.EasyWord some features of word processing include:8.Celframe Word Creating and editing document9.KWord Defining the size of paper on which to print10.OpenOffice Writes and specifying the margin11.AbiWord Changing the shape and size of characters Organizing text in newsletter-style columns Incorporating many types of graphical images Inserting header and footer in a document
Application Software Function allow users to organize and manipulate data create and manipulateSpreadsheetWord Processing in rows and columns mostly text and documents containing sometimes graphicEg: it contains cell on which you can insert can be used to produce documents such formulae, labels and perform automatic as5.Microsoft Excel Word recalculation letters, memos, reports, cover and others6.Corel Quattro Pro Word Perfect7.EasySpreadsheet7.EasyWord some features of word processing include:8.Celframe Spreadsheet Word Creating, and editing document worksheet Creating editing and formatting9.KSpread9.KWord Defining columns in rows and the size of paper on which to print10.OpenOffice Calc Writes Containing formulae which can perform and specifying the margin11.GNumeric11.AbiWord Changing the shape in the worksheet calculations on the dataand size of characters Making charts in newsletter-style columns Organizing text Make a querymany types of graphical Incorporating images Inserting header and footer in a document
Application Software Function allow users to create visual aids for and manipulatePresentationWord Processing presentations to communicate text and documents containing mostly ideas, message and other information to an audience sometimes graphicEg: some features of word processing include: can be used to produce documents such as5.Microsoft PowerPoint Word Providing a variety of cover and others letters, memos, reports, predefined6.Corel Presentation Word Perfect presentation formats that define the7.EasyPresentation7.EasyWord some features of word background, text and complementary colors for processing include:8.Celframe PowerPresentation Word Creating and editing slides graphical accents on the document9.KPresenter9.KWord Inserting image, video andon which to print Defining the size of paper audio clips10.OpenOffice Impress Writes Setting the slide marginso that the and specifying the timing11.Agnubis11.AbiWord Changing the shape and size of the next presentation automatically displayscharacters Organizing text delay slide after a preset in newsletter-style columns Providing a variety of layouts for each Incorporating many types of graphical individual slide such as title slide, a chart, images Inserting header picture or animationand footer in a document
Application Software Function allow users to work with drawing, photo create and manipulateGraphicsWord Processing and pictures documents containing mostly text and sometimes graphicEg: provide the user the ability of creating, can be used to produce documents manipulating and printing graphics such as5.Adobe Photoshop5.Microsoft Word letters, memos, reports, cover and others6.Adobe Illustrator6.Corel Word Perfect some features of word processing include:7.Corel Draw7.EasyWord some features of word processing include: 6.Drawing picture, shape and other graphical8.Jasc Paint Word Pro8.Celframe Shop Creating and editing document images9.Ulead Photoimpact9.KWord Defining the contrast and on which to print 7.Modifyingthe size of paper brightness of an10.GIMP10.OpenOffice Writes image and specifying the margin11.InkScape11.AbiWord Changing the shape and size 8.Cropping unwanted objects of characters Organizing text in 9.Removing “red eye”newsletter-style columns12.PhotoScape Incorporating many types of graphical 10.Adding special effects such as shadows and13.Paint.Net glows images14.CinePaint Inserting header and footer in a document