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1. Identify the three main types of computer software that were discussed in your unit lesson. Within the three main categories, give examples of each and a brief explanation of each. Each explanation/description category must be answered with at least 100 words. You must cite your sources within your answers. MAIN TYPES OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE EXAMPLES EXPLANATION/DESCRIPTION Application Software Games, Word Processers, Photo Editors. (Solitaire, Word, HP Photo Creations.) Software which is designed to help the user in performing single or multiple related tasks. (“Application Software Vs. System Software: The Comparison You Need,”2018) Application software are programs that allow the user to perform specific tasks. They can be multifunctional allowing you to do many different things with the one program. Word is like this as it allows you to write words, format formulas for math, apply pictures for display as well as many other tasks. There are also single use programs such as solitaire where all you do is play the game. It only has one overall function. This type of software allows users to customize their personal computers to perform the tasks that are needed for school, work, and pleasure. System Software Operating Systems (Microsoft Linux, Mac) Software that is designed to operate the computer hardware, and to provide and maintain a platform for running the application software on. (“Application Software Vs. System Software: The Comparison You Need,”2018) This type of software includes your operating system. The systems include Microsoft, Linux, Mac and more. Each operating system is designed to run compatible application software. For example, if you were to try to load a game from windows 98 onto a Windows 10 computer it wouldn’t work. Likewise, there are some applications that are only compatible with their brands operating system. This software is what makes the physical hardware be able to work together with the application software so that you can use word processors, photo processers and other applications. Without an operating
system to tell the components what to do the computer would not work. Developmental Tools Dreamweaver, Atom, Cloud 9 A computer program that is used by the software developers for creating, editing, maintaining, supporting and debugging other applications, frameworks and programs. (“15+ Must-Have Software Development Tools in 2018,” 2018). These programs allow for people to create, manage and review programs, code and operating systems for

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