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Software & Hardware Interaction

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algorithm
a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem
application software
also called productivity software ; helps you preform a specific task such as word processing,and documents
beta testing
a process that releases commercial software in development to a cross-section of typical users who evaluate the program and report any problems or "bugs" in the software before it is released to the public
bundleware
software included with the purchase of a new computer
flowchart
a diagram of the sequence of operations in a computer program or an accounting system
inputting
process of using an input device to enter data
network license
Gives an organization the right to install a program on a server which can be accessed by a specific number of computers.
operating systems
Provide an interface between the user or application program and the computer hardware.
patch
Software appiled over software that you already have installed
service pack
A collection of updates, fixes, or enhancements to a software program delivered as a single file
single-user license
license that gives you the right to install software on a single computer
software
(computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
Software as a Service (SaaS)
services for delivering and providing access to software remotely as a web-based service
software developement
a $150 Billion Buisness
software license
the document that contains permission for a buyer to install and use a program.
software piracy
the illegal copying or use of computer programs
system software
A program that does the background jobs of a computer's operation
update
news that updates your information
upgrades
Replacing software with a newer or better version to bring the system up to date or to improve its characteristics.
Web application
web site that allows users to access and interact with software from any computer or device that is connected to the Internet