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CS101 Lecture 10 Computer Software
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Software Software is a set of instructions that the computer can follow to accomplish a task. Two main types of software Operating System = Controls all of the computers functions Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Unix, etc Applications = Instructions for the computer on how to do certain functions while being controlled by the operating system Word, Internet Explorer, Outlook, Firefox, Games, iTunes, and tons more
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Operating System Controls the whole computer Nothing happens on a computer without the help of the operating system
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Current operating systems Windows Controls over 90% of the market How Windows got its start Open System but cost to license software Macintosh OS X Closed System Linux (free) Open source software means the only thing you can’t do is sell it Open system no cost to license software Knoppix Unix One of many other operating systems
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course CS 101 taught by Professor Glenncarter during the Spring '08 term at Sonoma.

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