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Lesson 6 Software and Hardware Interaction

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Inputting
is the process of using an input device to enter data
Software
is the programming code written to provide instructions to the hardware so it can perform tasks, such as printing, displaying a Web page or dialog box, or saving a document on the hard disk
Software Development
is a multistep process that usually begins when someone recoginzesa need to perform a task more effectively and/or efficiently using a computer
Flowchart
that shows different paths the program will take depending on what data is inputted
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 relesed to the public
Application Software
helps you perform a specific task
System Software
refers to the operating system and all utility programs that manage computer resources ata alow level
Operating Systems
provide an interface between the user or application program and the computer hardware
Software License
gives you permission to use the program
Single-User License
gives you the right to install the software on a single computer
Network License
gives the organization the right to install a program on a server which can be accessed by a specfic number of computers
Software as a Service
(SAS) is a recently developed software delivery method where an application is licensed for a use as a service
Patch
is applied over software that you already have installed
Update
a collection of files for updating released software that fixes bugs or provides enhancements
Service Pack
a collection of updates, fixes, or enhancements to a software program delvered as a single file
Upgrades
are revised versions of a software program and require the purchase of a newer version of the software
Web Applications
are without platform constraints or installations requirements and are accessed through a Web browser over a network such as an intranet or the Internet
Algorithm
is a set of clearly defined, logical steps that slove a problem
Bundleware
this software is included with the purchase of a new computer
Software Piracy
is the unauthorized copying of software