Lecture02_Chapter2

Lecture02_Chapter2 - Chapter 2 : Computer Software Computer...

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Chapter 2 : Computer Software Computer Software System software Application software What happens when you start a computer? Boot loading Feedback Understanding the Software Designers Intent Consistent Interfaces Menus Commands Slider controls Standard GUI Functionality Learning/Using new Software Clicking Around Blazing Away Watching Others Basic Principle : Form Follows Function Technology and you
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Computer Software Collection of computer programs, procedures and documentation that perform some task on a computer system. Includes: System software: To interface with hardware Application software: To perform productive tasks for the user
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Computer Software System software operating systems, device drivers, diagnostic tools, servers Application Software Text editors, browsers, compilers, debuggers
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Bootstrapping A boot sequence is the set of operations the computer performs when it is switched on that loads an operating system. At startup: boot strap loader from RAM ->
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