System Software & Application Software

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1) Introduction……………………………………………………..……...P.2

2) Identify Software Categories 1. Definition of System Software………………………………….P.3-4 2. Definition of Application Software………………………….….P.5 3. The difference between system software and application software………………………………………..P.6-7

3) Two examples of system software and the benefits 1. Microsoft Windows 7……………………………………………P.8-12 2. Mac OSX…………………………………………………………P.13-14

4) Two examples of application software and the benefits 1. Excel……………………………………………………………....P.15-16 2. PowerPoint …………………………………………………..…..P.17-18

5) Five Features of Microsoft Word……………………….………..……P.19-20 1. Copy and Paste 2.
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The tailors systems can meet the user's specific needs, for example the accounting system or inventory system.

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2. IDENTIFY SOFTWARE CATEGORIES
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2.3. The difference between system software and application software System software consists of programs that run in the background, enabling applications to work smoothly. These programs include assemblers, compilers, file management tools, and the operating system itself.

While system software is automatically installed with the operating system, you can choose which application you want to install.

Application software is different from system software or middleware, which is involved in integrating a computer various capabilities, but typically does not directly apply to the performance of tasks. The purpose of system software is to insulate the application program as much as possible from the details of the particular computer complex, especially memory and other hardware features. Such accessory devices are communications, printers, readers, displays, keyboards, etc. Application software is often purchased separately from computer hardware. Sometimes applications are bundled with the computer but they always run as independent applications, since they are often tailored for specific platforms. The separate applications in a suite usually have many common user interfaces which make it easier to learn
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