Lesson_06 - 1 Lesson 6 Software and Hardware Interaction Computer Literacy BASICS A Comprehensive Guide to IC 3 3 rd Edition Morrison Wells L e s s

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Lesson 6 Software and Hardware Interaction Computer Literacy BASICS: A Comprehensive Guide to IC 3 , 3 rd Edition Morrison / Wells L e s s o n 6 Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC 3 3E 2 Objectives Identify how hardware and software interact. Explain how a software program works. Describe the difference between application software and system software. Describe the software distribution process. L e s s o n 6 Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC 3 3E Vocabulary algorithm application software beta testing bundleware flowchart inputting network license operating systems patch service pack single-user license software 3 L e s s o n 6 Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC 3 3E Vocabulary (continued) Software as a Service (SaaS) software development software license software piracy system software update upgrades Web applications 4 L e s s o n 6 Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC 3 3E 5 Introduction Over the last 50 years or so, computer technology has changed the world. Because computers developed the capacity to do many tasks very quickly, they now have a major influence on the culture and economy. Computers have had such an impact due to the vision and desire of software developers, who created thousands of ideas and ways in which to use computers. L e s s o n 6 Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC 3 3E How Hardware and Software Interact Inputting is the process of using an input device to enter data. You use input devices to interact with software. 6 L e s s o n 6 Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC 3 3E How Hardware and Software Interact (continued) The Role of Software: Software is programming code written to provide instructions to the hardware so it can perform tasks. The way hardware and software interact as a computer processes data allows us to use the computer to complete many tasks. 7 L e s s o n 6 Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC 3 3E How a Software Program Works A computer processes data by applying rules called algorithms. An algorithm is a set of clearly defined, logical steps that solve a problem. A programmer writes an algorithm, rewrites the steps in formal programming language, and a specialized computer program translates it to machine language that the computer can understand....
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Lesson_06 - 1 Lesson 6 Software and Hardware Interaction Computer Literacy BASICS A Comprehensive Guide to IC 3 3 rd Edition Morrison Wells L e s s

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