Chapter 4 – Application Software.docx

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University of Guelph
Computing and Information Science
CIS 1200
Yang Xiang

Chapter 4 – Application Software Software – A set of instructions that tells the computer what to do Program – An instruction set also called a program provides a means for us to interact with and use the computer Open Source Software – Program code that is publicly available and has few restrictions. Proprietary Software- Neither free nor open source, the code can be copied, distributed, or changed without the stringent copyright protections of software products you purchase. Tax Preparation Software – Enable you to prepare your state and federal taxes on your own instead of hiring a professional, examples would be TurboTax and H&R Block at home. Simulation Programs –Allow users to experience or control the software as if it were the actual software or an actual event. Include commercial and military flight training, surgical instrument training, and machine operation training. Desktop Publishing Software – Allows you to incorporate and arrange graphics and text in your documents in creative ways. Examples would be QuarkXpress and Adobe InDesign. Project Management Software- Helps project managers create and modify scheduling charts, which help them plan and track specific tasks and coordinate personnel resources. Example Microsoft project
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