INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER

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INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER
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2013-05-21 03:24:35
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SOFTWARE CONCEPTS
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SOFTWARE CONCEPTS:CHAPTER 5
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  1. Types of software
    System software

    Program software

    Application software
  2. What is computer hardware?
    • Collection of tangible physical components
    • that comprise a computer system.

    • *monitor,
    • keyboard         

    • Collection of intangible computer programs
    • related data that provides instructions for telling a computer what to do and
    • how to do it.
  3. What is System software?
    • Computer software is designed to provide
    • basic functionality, manage hardware resources and provide a platform for
    • application software.
  4. Examples of system software
    • Device drivers, servers, Windows systems,
    • utilities and OS.
  5. Device drivers are?
    Codes bridging hardware
  6. Program software
    • Tools in form of programs that developers
    • use to support (maintain, create, debug) other programs and applications.
  7. Types of program software
    Compilers

    Linkers

    Debuggers

    Text editors

    Interpreters
  8. Application software
    Set of programs that allows the computer to perform a specific data processing job for the user.
  9. Types of application software.
    Internet browser
  10. What is the relationship between hardware and software?
    • Both are necessary for a computer to run,
    • and complement each other.

    • Same hardware can be loaded with different
    • software to perform different tasks.

    • Hardware is normally one time purchase,
    • while software is continuing.

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