Chapter 4 Pribeagu Massee

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1. Application software- a computer program that is written and designed for a specific need or purpose

2. Computer-aided design (CAD)- CAD the use of computer techniques in designing products, esp involving the use of computer graphics

3. Database software- the phrase used to describe any software that is designed for creating databases and managing the information stored in them.

4. Desktop publishing software (DTP)- the creation of documents using page layout skills on a personal computer. Desktop publishing software can generate layouts and produce typographic quality text and images comparable to traditional typography and printing.

5. Digital video editing software- Used to edit photographs and other images

6. Drawing/Illustration software- There are two primary types of graphics software used in desktop publishing. One of them is illustration software for drawing and editing vector images. It often doubles as page layout software.

7. Freeware- computer software distributed without charge.

8. Image/Photo editing software- Used to edit photographs and other images

9. Integrated help- Integrated help means that the documentation for the product is built directly into the software so you don’t need to keep track of bulky manuals. You can type your question, search for a term, or browse the Help topics. Like many software packages, Microsoft Office offers help documentation, which is installed locally on your machine, and online help resources, which are updated continually.

10. Multimedia software- Software such as Windows Media Player, Winamp, and Apple iTunes allows you to organize audio and video files so that you can sort, filter, and search your music collection by artist, album, or category. You can manage individual tracks, generate playlists, and even export the files to a database or spreadsheet application.

11. Open source software- Generally, open source refers to a computer program in which the source code is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design. Open-source code is typically created as a collaborative effort in which programmers improve upon the code and share the changes within the community. Open source sprouted in the technological community as a response to proprietary software owned by corporations.

12. Productivity software- Programs that enable you to perform tasks required at home, school, and business

13. Shareware- computing software available to all users without the need for a licence and for which a token fee is requested

14. Software- the programs used to direct the operation of a computer, as well as documentation giving instructions on how to use them.

15. Software suite- A software suite is a collection of computer programs, which shares a common user interface and one with the ability to share data with each other. One of the most common software suites is Microsoft office followed by the adobe collection.

16. Spreadsheet- Performs calculations and numerical analyses

17. System software- Any software required to support the production or execution of application programs but which is not specific to any particular application.

18. Web-based application software- Software as a Service (SaaS); Application is hosted online; Made available over the Internet; Microsoft Office Web Apps have fewer tabs than installed version

19. Web page authoring software- Design interesting, interactive Web pages

20. Word processing software- Programs that enable you to perform tasks required at home, school, and business

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