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  1. 1. Software<br />
  2. 2. Software<br />refers to the instructional information that directs the activities of the computer hardware or user control hardware components of the computer.<br /> also called a computer program<br />
  3. 3. Systems and Applications<br />System Software<br />helps run the computer system<br /> controls and manages individual hardware components<br /> Operating system<br />is the system software responsible for all basic system operations of<br /> the computer. <br />Firmware<br /> is the system software that can be embedded into the hardware <br /> system.<br />Device Driver<br /> is the system software that helps the operating system <br />communicate with hardware components. <br />
  4. 4. Application Software<br /> helps a computer user perform specific tasks <br /> directly applies the various capabilities and resources of the computer to solve problems<br /> Office Suite <br /> is a bundle of separate but interrelated and compatible software.<br />Multimedia Software<br /> includes media players and graphics programs.<br />Analytical Software <br /> designed specifically to solve complex mathematical problems.<br /> Groupware<br /> integrates the work done on a common project by different users.<br />Packaged Software<br />refers to those produced and sold by software companies for general usage. <br />User-written Software<br /> refers to those made by computer programmers for individuals.<br />
  5. 5. Uses of Software<br />Publishing<br />Design <br />Research<br />Producer Integration<br />Business Solutions<br />
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