What is Computer Software?

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What is Computer Software?
Hardware vs Software
Got to have both to get the job done!
How does Software work?
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_____________ have to be written
Algorithm turned into ____________________
Another specialized program turned this
_______________ into something the
computer _______________
___________ development – multi-step
process
First programmer – ___________ – created
FLOW MATIC (later _________ – COBOL)
Types of Software
______________________________
 ______________________________
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Operating _________________
 Utilities
 _________________________
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Applications Software
Operating Systems
________ between ________ and the
___________
 Many brands
 Windows – designed for
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 Macintosh computers use
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Utility Software
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 Tasks include:
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Antivirus ______________
 Copy file from _________ to another
location
 Convert graphics file so it can be used by
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 __________ copy of hard drive
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Language Translators
Converts ____ written in English to a
________ the computer can understand
 Translator helps computer process data
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I don’t
understand! I
need a
translator.
Operating Systems
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DOS
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Unix – ____________ operating system (can
run on just about any hardware platform)
Networking Operating System – group of
______________ computers to be connected
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Window NT
Novell’s Netware
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User Interfaces
Determines how ______________ the
computer is
 Part we _____________ when using the
computer
 Command-line interface such as _____
 Graphical interfaces such as _________
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Command Line
Early computers used ____________
 Have to _______________________
 Not very _____________
 Not colorful – usually written in ___ and
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 No ______________
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Graphical User interfaces
Came about with ____________
 _______________ (GUI)
 Came about with Apple’s development of
_______________
 Pictures (________) represent software
 Colorful
 Contributed to the explosion of
________.
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Project
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Research the three operating systems:
Mac OS v.?
 Windows XP or Vista
 Unix
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Determine advantages and
disadvantages of each, create a two
page report on your findings. Which one
do you think would be the best for
someone to use in a home business.