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  • 11. Digital video editing software- A program for editing digital video
  • 12. Drawing/Illustration software – Programs for creating or editing two-dimensional line-based drawings
  • 13. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software –A large scale software system that accumulates data from all parts of an organization for the purpose of providing key information as needed to efficiently manage all key business operations
  • 14. Entertainment software – Programs designed to provide users with entertainment. Computer games make up the vast majority of entertainment software.
  • 15. Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) – A self regulatory body established in 1994 by the Entertainment Software Association that rates computer and video games according to the age appropriateness of content.
  • 16. Financial planning software- Programs for managing finances, such as Intuit’s Quicken and Microsoft Money, which include electronic checkbook registers and automatic bill payment tools.
  • 17. Freeware- Any copyrighted software that can be used for free.
  • 18. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)- Questions that almost all costumers will have so the business will provide the questions and answers somewhere that they will be available to the consumers.
  • 19. Full installation – The process of installing all the files and programs from the distribution CD to the computers hard drive
  • 20. Image/Photo editing software-Programs for editing photographs and other images
  • 21. Integrated help – Documentation for a software product that is built directly into the software
  • 22. Integrated software application – A single software program that incorporates the most commonly used tolls of many productivity software programs
  • 23. Macro – A small program that groups a series of commands to run as a single command.
  • 24. Mapping program – software that provides street maps and written directions to locations.
  • 25. Multimedia software – Programs that include image, video, and audio editing software, animation software, and other specialty software required to produce computer games, animations, and movies.
  • 26. Online mapping service – An alternative to more traditional mapping software programs; easily accessible with an internet connection and updated more frequently than offline services. Example include: MapQuest, Yahoo! Maps, Google Maps, and Google Earth.
  • 27. Open source software - Programs code made publicly available for free; it can be coped, distributed, or changed without the stringent copyright protections of proprietary software products.
  • 28. Personal Information Manager software (PIM) – Programs such as Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Organizer that strive to replace the various management tools found on a traditional desk such as a calendar, address book, notepad, and to-do list.
  • 29. Presentation software - An application program for creating dynamic slideshows such as Microsoft PowerPoint or Apply Keynote
  • 30. Productivity software – Programs that enable a user to perform various tasks generally required in home, school, and business. Examples include word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, personal information management (PIM) and database programs.

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  • 31. Program: series of instructions to be followed by a computer to accomplish a task
  • 32. Project management software: An application program, such as Microsoft Project, that helps project managers generate charts and tables used to manage aspects of a project
  • 33. Proprietary software: Custom software application that is owned and controlled by the company that created it.
  • 34. Shareware: Software that enables users to “test” the software by running it for a limited time free of charge
  • 35. Simulation program: often used for training purposes, which allows the user to experience or control an event as if it is reality.
  • 36. Software: set of computer programs or instructions that tells the computer what to do and enables it to perform different tasks.
  • 37. Software as a Service (SaaS): Software that is delivered on demand over the Internet
  • 38. Software license: An agreement between the user and the software developer that must be accepted before installing the software on a computer
  • 39. Software piracy : Violating software license agreement by copying an application onto more computers than the license agreement permits
  • 40. Software suite: collection of software programs that have been bundled together as a package.
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