AQA info 1 software

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  • Created on: 01-06-13 15:26
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  • Software
    • Systems software
      • Operating system
        • performs diagnostic checks
        • eg Mac OS, Linux, Unix
        • controls output
        • controls where data is stored
        • security eg passwords and usernames
        • memory management
        • Drivers
      • File management
        • file/folder organisation
        • back up file creation
        • uninstallers
        • file recovery
        • defragmentation
        • file compression
      • Utilities
        • security and accounting
        • file converter
        • virus scanners
    • Applications software
      • Generic
        • Suitable for lots of tasks
        • word processors
        • spreadsheets
        • presentation software
        • DTP
        • Off the shelf
      • Specific
        • Suited to a particular task
        • Off the shelf
          • CAD/CAM
          • Payroll
        • Bespoke
          • Very expensive
          • Air traffic control
          • GIS
      • Integrated
        • Microsoft Office
        • package containing software for several applications
  • Systems software
    • Operating system
      • performs diagnostic checks
      • eg Mac OS, Linux, Unix
      • controls output
      • controls where data is stored
      • security eg passwords and usernames
      • memory management
      • Drivers
    • File management
      • file/folder organisation
      • back up file creation
      • uninstallers
      • file recovery
      • defragmentation
      • file compression
    • Utilities
      • security and accounting
      • file converter
      • virus scanners
  • Generic
    • Suitable for lots of tasks
    • word processors
    • spreadsheets
    • presentation software
    • DTP
    • Off the shelf
  • Specific
    • Suited to a particular task
    • Off the shelf
      • CAD/CAM
      • Payroll
    • Bespoke
      • Very expensive
      • Air traffic control
      • GIS
  • Integrated
    • Microsoft Office
    • package containing software for several applications

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