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Software Introduction

  1. 1. Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
  2. 2. Computer system HARDWARE LIVEWARE Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities FIRMWARE
  3. 3. • Programme instructions which controls and manage the Hardware components are called “Software”. Computer HW depends on software instructions. • Software can be categorized in to 2 sections – System Software – Application Software Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
  4. 4. Software System Software Operating Systems Application Software Utilities Languages Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Packages
  5. 5. Operating system software controls the application software and manages how the hardware devices work together. Operating system software also supports a variety of useful features, one of which is multitasking. • Multitasking allows more than one piece of software to be used at a time • Examples – Microsoft – Windows XP, 7, 8 – Linux – Mac OS X – UNIX – Solaris Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
  6. 6. • Utility software provides additional functionality to the operating system. Utility software includes antivirus software, screen savers, and anti-spam software. Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
  7. 7. Application software is used to solve specific problems or perform specific tasks. • Examples – Programming Languages • • • • VB C/C++ Java Python – Packages • • • • • Office Package Accounting Package Design Package Communication software Packages Multimedia Packages Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
  8. 8. • Proprietary Software – Need to buy license and not available for free – Microsoft licensed Software • Open Source – Absolutely free for use, modify and to redistribute – Ubuntu Linux, VLC player, Open office • Freeware – can be freely download but can have some small defects, Cannot modify. – Games, bit torrent • Shareware - can download and try shareware for free, but if you use it, you are supposed to pay for it. – Some Anti virus softwares Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
  9. 9. Types Examples Word Processing MS Word, Open Office Writer, Kingsoft Writer Spreadsheets MS Excel, Lotus 123, Corel calculate Presentation MS PowerPoint, Presenter, Adobe Flash Video Windows Media player, KM player, VLC player, GOM player, Adobe premier Audio Windows Media player, Jet audio, audition, virtual DJ System tools CC Cleaner, Tune up Utilities, disk defragmenter, Web Browsers IE, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Netscape Navigator Business & accounting QuickBooks, MYOB, Sage, Microsoft Accounting Graphic Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel draw, GIMP Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
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