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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


software included with the purchase of a new computer


a diagram of the sequence of operations in a computer program or an accounting system


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.


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


(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


news that updates your information


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

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