Application Software

posted Feb 15, 2011, 5:15 AM by Abdulkader Alriyashi   [ updated Feb 15, 2011, 6:47 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)
    • 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.

Assignment Due by Friday 2-18-2011

You will need the following websites to help you in your research:

·         www.download.com

·         Brothersoft.com

·         Wikipedia.com

·         Google.com

1.       Find at least one software for each of the following categories 

1.       Text processing  or Text editing

2.       Spreadsheet

3.       Presentation

4.       Image Processing

5.       Multimedia

6.       3D Modeling 

2.       Find at least on software for the following licenses:

1.       Commercial 

2.       Freeware

3.       Adware

4.       Open-source

5.       Shareware

Summarize your results in Microsoft Word File. You should have two  tables that look like this,

 Category

 Software name

 

 

 

 

 License

Software name

 

 

 

  Send your work to alriyashia@student.gee-edu.com


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Abdulkader Alriyashi,
Feb 15, 2011, 5:19 AM
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