Republic of the Philippines MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY Fatima, General Santos City COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ED105B: Lesson 14The Software as an Educational Resource Pagas, Mary Grace O. BSED Bio III
• computer programs; instructions that cause the hardware—the machines—to do work
1.The System Software This is the operating system that is found or bundled inside all computer machines. 2. The Applications Software This contains the system that commands the particular task or solves a particular problem.
(b) Commercial Software packaged for personal(a)Custom Software computers that helps that is made for with variety of tasks such as writing specific tasks often papers, calculating by large numbers, drawing corporations graphs, playing games, and so much more.
•is an operating environment betweenthe user and the computer operatingsystem.•Also called a shell, it is a layer thatcreates the way the computer shouldwork
•Uses a colorful graphics interface (GUI)that can be seen on the computer screenor monitor whenever the computer isturned on•The user can work with on-screenpictures (icons) and suggestions (menus)to arrive at the desired software
A self-contained operating system which provides: User convenience A New Look Just click a file name Fancy borders, to retrieve data or smooth and click from program to streamlined text fonts program Information Center Plug and Play Puts all Configures the communications computer with added activities (e-mail, components, such as downloads etc., in a for sound and video single screen icon)
A History of Windows Getting started: Microsoft co-founders Paul Allen (left) and Bill Gates
A History of Windows 1982–1985: Introducing Windows 1.0
A History of Windows 1987–1992: Windows 2.0–2.11— More windows, more speed
A History of Windows 1990–1994: Windows 3.0–Windows NT— Getting the graphics
A History of Windows1995–2001: Windows 95—the PC comes of age(and dont forget the Internet)
A History of Windows1998–2000: Windows 98, Windows 2000,Windows Me Windows 98 Windows Me
A History of Windows2001–2005: Windows XP—Stable, usable, and fast
A History of Windows2006–2008: Windows Vista—Smart on security
Windows 8 is a version of the Microsoft Windows operating system, produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablets, and home theater PCs.
New features and functionality in Windows 8 include a faster startupthrough UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) integration andthe new "Hybrid Boot" mode (which hibernates the Windows kernelon shutdown to speed up the subsequent boot), a new lock screenwith a clock and notifications, and the ability for enterprise users tocreate live USB versions of Windows (known as Windows ToGo). Windows 8 also adds native support for USB 3.0 devices, whichallow for faster data transfers and improved power managementwith compatible devices, and 4Kn Advanced Format support, as wellas support for near field communication to facilitate sharing andcommunication between devices.