UCSC CMPE 003 - Applications Software (43 pages)

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Pages:
43
School:
University of California, Santa Cruz
Course:
Cmpe 003 - Personal Computer Concepts

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Applications Software Getting the Work Done Chapter 2 Objectives Distinguish between operating systems and applications software List the various methods by which individuals and businesses acquire software List and briefly describe various types of task oriented software Identify the kinds of software available for both large and small businesses Discuss ethical issues associated with software Describe the functions of various computer professionals 10 12 2003 Applications Software Applications Apply to real world tasks Solve user problems vs OS that Controls the hardware Provides services for applications 10 12 2003 Applications Software Software used to solve a particular problem or perform a particular task 10 12 2003 Software Types All software is Written by programmers Takes a lot of time to write and test Custom Software Commercial or Packaged Software 10 12 2003 Custom Software Specifically tailored to an organization s needs When requirements and specifications are unique Organization hires computer programmers inhouse IT organizations or by contract with SW development organization They design write test and implement software Can be extremely complex and take years to write 10 12 2003 Software Types Packaged or Commercial Sold in stores catalogs or Web sites Sometimes downloaded from the Internet Package contains one or more CDs or DVDs holding the software Typically contains software documentation Designed to be user friendly Must be installed Standard or custom installation The setup process copies some or all of the software to the hard disk May require the CD ROM to be in the drive to run i e game software 10 12 2003 PC Packaged Software Characteristics PC Software tends to be more User friendly Easy Intuitive to a degree Minimum training and documentation needed to use On line help included with most packages After market books helpful to increase proficiency Then other kinds of software 10 12 2003 User Friendly Software Easy to use Should be



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