11/17/09 Application Software

posted Nov 17, 2009, 5:21 AM by Abdulkader Alriyashi   [ updated Dec 1, 2009, 6:20 AM ]
Before we start, go ahead and download the attached file( at the bottom of this page) and answer the questions ( Put your answers in Microsoft Word file)
  • What is a software?
  • List some types of productivity software?
    • Text processing or ( Text Editing ) ( ex. Word, notepad, word pad and Edit)
    • Spreadsheet ( ex. Excel )
    • Presentation   (ex. Powerpoint)
    • Personal Information Manger (PIM)
    • Image Processing ( ex. Photo shop and GIMP)
    • Multimedia  (  ex. Real player, windows media player and Audacity )
    • 3D Modeling  ( ex. 3D max and blinder )
    • CAD ( Computer-aided Design ) ( ex. Autocad  and sketchup)
  • Choosing the right software for the right task
    • Ex. Identify the data that can be used by spreadsheet ( Calculations, Analysis, Graph, etc)
  • How do we get software ?
  • Every software has a license that states the ownership of that software ( copy rights) 
    • Commercial software  ( You have to pay for it)
    • Freeware ( Free of charge )
    • Adware ( Free but it comes with ads )
    • Open-source software ( Free of charge and you could get the source code)
    • Shareware ( Free for a period of time, then you have to pay for it - trial versions)
  • Where will I find the license?
  • What is piracy? Why is it considered a crime?
  • Understand the risk behind using Illegal copy of a software.


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Abdulkader Alriyashi,
Nov 17, 2009, 5:45 AM
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