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21 terms

Computer Software Review

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antivirus
an example of a utility program
applications (or productivity) software
programs that perform a specific task (eg. word processing, spreadsheet)
BIOS
this is activated when you boot your computer; searches for boot record, loads drivers and operating system
booting
process of starting your computer
command-line
with this interface, you must type exact commands into the computer from a command prompt
concurrent user
a type of software license that allows only a certain number of copies to be used at one time
copyright
legal protection that grants exclusive rights to the author of a program or the owner of the copyright
embedded
an operating system used on handheld and wireless devices
GUI
with this interface, users manipulate on-screen icons to perform functions, usually with a mouse or other pointing device
language translator program
an example of systems software; converts English-like software programs into machine code that can be understood by the computer
multiple user
a type of software license that allows more than one user at a time
public domain software
software that may be copied legally
shareware
copyrighted software that allows a free trial period of use
single user
a type of software license that allows only one user at a time
site license
a type of software license that allows software to be used on any and all computers at a specific location
software
refers to the programs that make the computer run
software license
a contract that describes the ways in which you may use a computer program
systems software
consists of programs that coordinate and control the resources and operations of the computer itself
user interface
part of the operating system with which you interact when using your computer
utility programs
an example of systems software; designed to perform housekeeping chores for the computer
Windows
an example of an operating system for a PC