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Unit 4- Computer Software.  Identify how hardware & software interact  Explain how a software program works  Describe the difference between application.

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1 Unit 4- Computer Software

2  Identify how hardware & software interact  Explain how a software program works  Describe the difference between application and system software  Describe the software distribution process

3  What is Hardware? ◦ Hardware is physical ◦ You can touch it  What is Software? ◦ Instructions to perform a task  Programming code ◦ Program is another name ◦ Program gets loaded into RAM  Both work together & interact

4  Working Together

5  Computer processes data by applying rules ◦ Algorithm  Steps to perform a task  What are the steps to doing laundry?

6  Develop algorithm into flowchart  Programmer writes code  Beta testing ◦ Evaluated by actual users ◦ Does it meet requirements? ◦ Report bugs  Debugging ◦ Fixing the problems

7  Applications ◦ Helps you do a task  Systems ◦ OS & utility programs ◦ Allows you to interact w/ hardware ◦ Manages computer resources

8  Runs on top of system software & performs a specific function  Productivity Software ◦ Word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, desktop publishing  Entertainment Software ◦ Playing music, videos, viewing photos  Media Editing Software ◦ Creating & modifying graphics, animations, videos

9  What are the two types of software categories? ◦ Application & System  Describe hardware. ◦ Physical device  What’s another name for software? ◦ Programs  A new game has been developed. Who made it? ◦ Programmer  Who tests it? ◦ Beta tester/user  What process fixes all the problems? ◦ Debugging

10  Create, edit, format, print documents  Letters, reports, memos, flyers  Collaboration ◦ Share via , cloud, or blog ◦ Edit in real time  Word, Word Perfect, Google Doc, Apple Pages

11  Similar to word processing ◦ Text & graphics ◦ Used to create & print high quality brochures, magazines, newspapers, etc.  Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, Publisher

12  Evaluate & calculate data  Worksheet, workbook, cells, functions, formulas, charts  Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, Quattro Pro

13  Organize & present information  Slide show  Present to audience  PowerPoint, iWork Keynote, Prezi, Corel Presentations

14 Slide Notes Page

15  Collection of info organized for quick retrieval  Create, maintain, provide access to data  Access  What business would use it & what info?  Keywords: ◦ Table (all info stored in it) ◦ Field (a column of info, such as Name of Movie) ◦ Record (a row of info; related fields) ◦ Primary Key (unique ID) ◦ Query (request for specific info)

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18  Pictures/Photo editing  Photoshop, Paint, CAD  Formats ◦ Tiff, jpg, gif, bmp ◦ Each has different qualities  Tiff BEST but not browser compatible

19  Select  Zoom  Text  Draw Shapes  Erase

20  Recreate a project in Paint ◦ Become familiar with functions

21  Multimedia- Video, Music, Animation ◦ Mpg, mp3, wav  ◦ Windows Mail/Outlook ◦ Eudora (one of the 1 st )  Browsers ◦ IE, Chrome, Opera, Firefox

22  What was one of the 1 st programs? ◦ Eudora  A record can be found in which program? ◦ Database  Name some picture formats. ◦ Jpg, gif, bmp, tiff  Name some multimedia formats. ◦ Mpg, mp3, wav  Which program can calculate data? ◦ Spreadsheet

23  What is the highlighted area called?  Record

24  Manage resources, files  OS ◦ Communicates between user & hardware  GUI  Utilities ◦ Antivirus ◦ Backup ◦ File management (more on next slide)

25  Backup ◦ Saves data on another drive  Antivirus ◦ Protects PC from virus damage ◦ Subscription ◦ Scheduled Scans

26  Defragmentation (example) Defragmentation ◦ Files are all over the place ◦ Defrag places parts of a file closer together  Disk Cleanup ◦ Frees up disk space ◦ Deletes Recycle Bin & temp files  File Compression ◦ Makes one large file smaller  Disk Compression ◦ Squeezes files on HD

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28  Licensing ◦ Single-user (one PC) ◦ Site/Network/Volume license (installed on all PCs in business) ◦ Site license is cheaper than buying all single-user license  Web applications (SaaS) ◦ Login online ◦ Google Docs  Upgrade existing software to new version ◦ New features & better compatibility ◦ Like a new version of Office

29  Updates/Patches/ Service Packs ◦ Fix errors ◦ Change minor features ◦ Get from manufacturer’s web site  Version  Windows 7 SP2

30  Freeware ◦ Free software to download ◦ Owner has copyright ◦ For personal use  No rights for you to distribute  Shareware ◦ Trial period ◦ Pay after that

31  What is the purpose of defrag? ◦ Moves parts of a file closer for faster access  Which software is a trial version? ◦ Shareware  Where is the best place to get a download that will fix a security hole in Windows? ◦ Microsoft (manufacturer of program)  Which utility option will squeeze files on a HD closer together to create more room? ◦ Disk compression

32  To use software legally, you must have what? ◦ License  Which software is free for personal use only? ◦ Freeware  What is a patch? ◦ An update that fixes an error in a program  Which utility option will delete the Recycle Bin & temp files? ◦ Disk cleanup  What protects a PC from viruses? ◦ Anti-virus software

33 Unit 5- Computer Software


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