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Computing - Software

  1. 1. Computer Software<br />Vocational Education: Computing<br />Week 4<br />
  2. 2. Software<br />What is computer software?<br />Can you give me some examples?<br />
  3. 3. Software<br />Software refers to all of the programs your computer uses to perform the actions you want it to. Software helps you get your work done, surf the Internet and play video games -- or it may work behind the scenes, so you don't even know it's there.<br />
  4. 4. System Software<br />System software helps run the computer hardware and computer system. It includes operating systems, device drivers, diagnostic tools, servers, windowing systems, utilities and more. <br />Systems software is used to make it easier for someone to use a computer. Printers, keyboards, displays etc are all controlled by system software.<br />
  5. 5. Programming Software<br />Programming software usually provides tools to assist a programmer in writing computer programs and software using different programming languages in a more convenient way. <br />The tools include text editors, compilers, interpreters, linkers, debuggers, and so on. <br />Can you give me some examples of programming languages?<br />
  6. 6. Programming Languages<br />Programming languages:<br />Java<br />JavaScript<br />C++<br />Basic<br />SQL<br />Perl<br />html<br />
  7. 7. Application Software<br />Application software allows users to accomplish one or more specific (non-computer related) tasks.<br /> For example <br />Business software<br />Educational software<br />Medical software<br />Computer games. <br />Businesses are probably the biggest users of application software, but almost every field of human activity now uses some form of application software.<br />
  8. 8. Application Software<br />Word Processors<br />Media Players<br />Web Browsers<br />Spreadsheets<br />Graphic Art Software<br />Databases<br />
  9. 9. Operating Systems<br />An operating system (OS) is a set of computer programs that manage the hardware and software resources of a computer. <br />An Operating system performs basic tasks such as controlling and allocating memory, prioritizing system requests and controlling input and output devices. <br />What do you think are the most common Operating Systems?<br />
  10. 10. Market Share of Operating Systems<br />Client OS Market Share for 2007<br />Windows XP - 82.02%<br />Windows 2000 - 4.31%Mac OS - 3.95%<br />Windows Vista - 3.74%<br />MacIntel - 2.51%<br />Windows 98 - 1.24%<br />Linux - 0.70%<br />Windows NT- 0.69%<br />Windows Me- 0.62%<br />Other - 0.17%<br />
  11. 11. Computer Games<br />A personal computer game is a video game played on a personal computer, rather than on a video game console or arcade machine. Computer games have evolved from the simple graphics and gameplay of early titles like Spacewar!, to a wide range of more visually advanced titles.<br />Spacewar (pictured) is often credited as being the first ever computer game.<br />
  12. 12. What is the best selling PC game?<br />Which of these do you think is the best selling PC game ever?<br />World of Warcraft<br />The Sims<br />Theme Park<br />Half Life<br />GTA<br />
  13. 13. The answer….<br />The Sims<br />You control a “lifelike” person and control the way he lives his life.<br />
  14. 14. Computer Games Issues<br />Computer games and game addiction are often the subject of criticism, focusing largely on the influence of violent or adult content and prolonged game play on minors. <br />Recently GTA (Grand Theft Auto) was banned in Thailand. Do you know why? Do you think it should have been banned?<br />
  15. 15. Task Today<br />Review a software program you use a lot.<br />What type of software is it?<br />What is the software used for?<br />What does it look like?<br />Who uses the software?<br />Who are this software’s main competitors?<br />What do you use the software for?<br />Can you give me some examples?<br />Do you think this software is good?<br />Give a rating in percent (%) to your software.<br />
  16. 16. Task Today<br />Add your completed review to your blog on your web page by the end of the lesson.<br />Check your English and grammar.<br />Make the review 150 to 250 words. No copying from the Internet! <br />