Software catagories

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what are the two main catogories of computer software?
1) System software - operating system and utility programs 2) application software - everyday programs e.g Microsoft office
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Name 2 tasks that an operating system
1) dealing with security - e.g user names and passwords 2) organising files and folders
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name 2 tasks that a utility program carries out
1) file sorting 2) file renaming 3) virus scanners 4) backing up data
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name 3 tasks that application software carries out
1) general purpose software e.g microsoft word 2) specialist software e.g adobe photoshop 3) tailor made software (specially made for a company)
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name 2 advantages of general purpose software
1) cost - its relatively cheap 2) availability - its easily available from computer shops
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name 2 advantages of tailor made software
1) the company gets exact software they need 2) the software will only have the specific features they need
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name 2 disadvantages of tailor made software
1) takes a long time to develop 2) it costs a great deal of money to develop such a system
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Name 2 tasks that an operating system

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1) dealing with security - e.g user names and passwords 2) organising files and folders

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name 3 tasks that application software carries out

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name 2 advantages of general purpose software

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