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Unformatted text preview: Software System and Application Software 2 System software  Coordinates hardware activities  Operating System ,Utilities and Device Drivers  Windows, Mac OS, Unix Application software Consists of programs written to Solve problems Help people and organizations achieve their goals Bill Gates negotiated the deal of the century if not millennium.. Triumph of the Nerds http://www.youtube.co m/watch? v=hvun38EreIE Application Software 3 Programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist them with personal tasks Application Software 4 Packaged software , mass-produced Custom software , performs functions specific to a business or industry Open source software, provided for use, modification, and redistribution Shareware , copyrighted software that is distributed free for trial period, marketed under try it Freeware , copyrighted software provided at no cost Public-domain software , freeware with no copyright restrictions Software Suites 5 A collection of individual programs sold as a single package Two major advantages: lower cost ease of use Enterprise Computing Software 6 Marketing Sales Distribution Customer Service IT Large organizations require special computing solutions Each functional unit has specialized software requirements Human Resources Accounting Engineering Manufacturing System Software 7 Operating system (OS) Operating system (OS) (sometimes called the platform) (sometimes called the platform) coordinates all activities coordinates all activities among computer among computer hardware hardware resources resources Programs that Programs that maintain operation maintain operation of computer of computer Two types are Two types are operating systems operating systems utility programs, device utility programs, device drivers drivers System Software Operating Systems 8 Operating systems Set of computer programs  Provides the GUI  Manages the resources of the computer system  Acts as an interface with application programs and users  Defines the application programs that can run on the computer Types of Operating Systems 9 Category Examples Devices Single User, Single Task, Operating System Palm OS, Pocket PC, MS- DOS PDAs, computers in cell phones, appliances Single User, Multi-tasking Operating System Windows Family, Mac OS, Linux Personal desktop computers and desktops Multi-User Operating System UNIX, Novell, Windows Server Networks, Mainframes and Supercomputers Operating Systems 10 administer security start the computer manage memory monitor performance control a network provide a user interface...
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