Class 07 - Understanding Software(3)

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Innovation Class 7 – September 15, 2011 Software MIS 302F Introduction to Information Technology Management
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Software Software : A computer program or a  collection of programs. It is a precise  set of instructions that tells hardware  what to do
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Applications and the OS Software applications are written to work with a specific operating system and to utilize specific hardware
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Operating System Every computing device has an operating  system Desktops, laptops, enterprise-class server  computers, mobile phone, iPods, video game  consoles, and television set top boxes
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Programming Languages Software is written in many different programming languages Like our natural language, each programming language has its own vocabulary (keyword) and grammar (syntax)
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4 Major Operating Systems Linux (Open Source)
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Operating System Operating System Interface between the hardware and Users & Applications Processes key strokes & mouse movements Sends signals to display monitor Reads and writes disk files Controls processing of user applications O p e r a t i n g S y s m
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Operating System (OS) as a Business Some firms sell OS as their major  product Some firms develop their own 
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