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Cyberspace and Society Lecture Notes 6

Software licenses define the ways in which you may

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Software licenses define the ways in which you may use a computer program Single0user Site Multiple-user Concurrent Shrink-wrap Software updates o Software publishers regularly update their software Add new features Fix blogs Update security o Software patches replace part of the software you currently have installed o Service packs correct problems and address security vulnerabilities, usually in operating systems o ALWAYS KEEP WINDOWS UPDATES ON Operating systems o Runs or controls the computer hardware o Acts as an interface with application programs and users o Operating system activities Single-user Multiuser Server Desktop
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User interfaces o The combination of hardware and software that helps people and computers communicate with each other The Boot Process o During the boot process, the operating system kernel is loaded into RAM The kernel provides essential operating system services o Your computer’s start-up process is built into special ROM circuitry housed in the computer’s system unit (ROM-BIOS) Today’s Operating Systems o Microsoft Windows 7
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