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A brief explanation of different categories of software (system software and application software).

A brief explanation of different categories of software (system software and application software).

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  • Software
  • Software System Software Application Software
  • System Software Operating Systems Utilities CLI Command Line Interface Drivers Assistants GUI Graphical User Interface NLI Natural Language Interface
  • Command Line Interfaces
    • User types in commands to run programs, explore directories, get help etc…
    • Requires some knowledge of command syntax
    • Examples: DOS, UNIX
    Back to System Software
  • Graphical User Interfaces
    • Easy to use interfaces
    • WIMP – Windows, Icons, Mouse, Pull-down menus / Window, Icons, Menus, Pointers
    • Examples: MS Windows XP, MS Windows Vista
    Back to System Software
  • Functions of System Software
    • Allows the use of other hardware (peripherals).
    • Provides an interface.
    • Controls data and its access (records file information).
    • Records computer use.
    • Manages resources.
    • Security.
  • Utility Software
    • A supply of pre-written programs for performing frequently needed tasks.
    • Used to manage & modify what the computer does at the user’s control.
    • Examples:
    • Drivers – control operation of peripherals.
    • Disk doctor programs – restore data on damaged disks.
    • Anti-virus programs
    • Back-up utilities
  • Application Software Off-the-Shelf Customised
  • Off-the-Shelf Software
    • Software designed with a particular function in relation to data.
    • Associated file types represented by file extensions.
    • Integrated programs allow for data sharing (e.g.: Office suite)
  • Examples of File Extensions .fla, .swf Adobe Flash .mp3 Audio .pdf Adobe Writer .txt Notepad / text editors .html Web pages .bmp, .jpg, .gif Graphics software .mdb MS Access .ppt MS PowerPoint .xls MS Excel .doc, .docx MS Word