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A general introduction to what software is about for students at the HS level.

A general introduction to what software is about for students at the HS level.

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Computer Software Computer Software Presentation Transcript

  • Computer Software Rita Ester
  • What is a Computer ?
    • Electronic device
    • Executes the instructions of a computer program stored in it‘s own memory
  • Computer Program
    • Tells your computer what to do
    • stored as a file in bits and bytes,
    • Software = Computer Programs
  • Software
    • System Software
    • Application Software
    COMPUTER HARDWARE OPERATING SYSTEM APPLICATION SOFTWARE
  • System Software
    • Programs that
      • helps managing the computer system,
      • helps maintaining the computer system,
    • Examples: Operating System, Disk Defragmenter, Disk Cleanup .
  • Operating System
    • Program that
      • allows the user to communicate with the computer,
      • manages input and output devices of a computer system
      • manages all programs in a computer,
    • Examples: Windows XP, Linux.
  • Application Software
    • Program for a specific task like
      • Text processing,
      • E-Mail,
      • Games
    • Example: MS Word.