Software & Hardware

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Unformatted text preview: Know the three types of software and examples of each.  Understand how ASCII is used to represent characters.  Know terminology necessary to be an intelligent consumer of hardware products.  Know the purpose and interaction of the CPU and main memory.  Understand the key factors that affect computer performance. Application Software Office Browser Email Games Peachtree  System Software Operating System Programming Languages CASE Tools  Firmware Single-user Windows Vista (Microsoft) Leopard (Apple) Linux (open source)  Multi-user Windows Server VMS Unix Allocates the limited capacity of the system to the greatest good of all the users and applications  Gives you a way to make changes to how the device works serve a variety of purposes interact with users in more complicated ways keep up with needs that change over time  Application Interface Programming languages are an example of: A. application software B. system software C. firmware Characters...
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2010 for the course ACIS 1504 taught by Professor Jmlacoste during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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