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Systems & Application Software Flashcards

Systems & Application Software Flashcards
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Application software
This type of software is used to carry out specific tasks for a business. Examples: Microsoft Office and QuickBooks.
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Learning Management System (LMS)
This is a software application used for providing educational services digitally on the Internet. Like Study.com!
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Recycle Bin
This is storage for all deleted files before the files are permanently removed from your computer.
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Spreadsheet software
This type of software will allow users to do tasks like making a budget, or sales forecasts.
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Illustration software
This type of software allows you to create and manipulate visuals.
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Desktop Publishing
This software has these advantages over word processing software: advanced options for layout; complete digital typography tools; control over the printing process.
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OS and Hardware Services
This critical task of an operating system manages all the hardware and peripheral devices of your computer.
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Application software
This software is used to carry out a specific task. Example: MS Word, Excel
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Operating System (OS)
These systems have five key functions: system management, communication services, security, hardware services, and software services.
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Flashcard Content Overview

Can you remember the various operating systems and the tasks they perform? Use this set to help you test yourself. Review the different types of operating systems: personal, workgroup and enterprise, as well as the various applications for personal use: word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and database.

The set also focuses on file extensions, why they are used, and the different types. Don't forget the difference between word processing and desktop publishing! Go over communication software too, including command-line and text-based interface. Finally, the set examines educational software and the LMS.

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Operating System (OS)
These systems have five key functions: system management, communication services, security, hardware services, and software services.
Application software
This software is used to carry out a specific task. Example: MS Word, Excel
OS and Hardware Services
This critical task of an operating system manages all the hardware and peripheral devices of your computer.
Desktop Publishing
This software has these advantages over word processing software: advanced options for layout; complete digital typography tools; control over the printing process.
Illustration software
This type of software allows you to create and manipulate visuals.
Spreadsheet software
This type of software will allow users to do tasks like making a budget, or sales forecasts.
Recycle Bin
This is storage for all deleted files before the files are permanently removed from your computer.
Learning Management System (LMS)
This is a software application used for providing educational services digitally on the Internet. Like Study.com!
Application software
This type of software is used to carry out specific tasks for a business. Examples: Microsoft Office and QuickBooks.
Communication Services
This is one of the critical tasks that is provided by an operating system to stay connected to other people with emails and other methods.
Workgroup
A collection of individuals working together on a network in an organization. An example of this type of network would be the Local Area Network.
File extensions
The part of the file name that identifies the type of file.
Executable File - *.exe
A file extension that represents a file that can be executable on its own.
Command-line user interface
In this type of interface, a user interacts with a computer by typing in lines of text. An example of an operating system that used this interface was MSDOS.
Text-Based User Interface, or TUI
In this type of interface, a character represents a menu item.
  • .zip file extension
A file extension that indicates one or more files have been compressed . Usually the compressed file is called an archive.
PDF - Portable Document Format
A file format used to display content in a reliable manner. It is not dependent on the type of software or operating system.
Database software
This software is used to organize data into a structure where data can be manipulated, modified, searched and analyzed.

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