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Hardware and software interactions

TermDefinition
Algorithm A set of clearly defined, logical steps that solve a problem.
Application Software Helps the end user perform a specific task; also called productivity software.
Beta Testing A process that relases commercial software in development to a cross-section of typical users who evaluate the program and report any problems or "bugs" in the software before it is relased to the public.
Bundleware Software included with the purchase of a new computer.
Flowchart Shows different paths the program will take depending on what data is inputted.
Inputting The process of using an input device to enter data.
Network License Gives an organization the right to install a programon a server that can be accessed by a specific number of computers.
Opperating systems Provide an interface between the user or application program and the computer harfdware.
Patch Applied over software that is already installed to fix a problem.
Service pack Downloadable fix for a software problem.
Single-user license Gives user the right to install the software on a single computer.
Software Programming code written to provide instructions to the hardware so it can perform tasks.
Software as a service (SAAS) Software delivery method where an application is licensed for use as a service.
Software Development A multistep process of writing computer programs to perform a task more effictively and/or efficiently.
Software License Gives user permission to use program.
Software Piracy The unauthorized copying of software.
System Software The opperating system and all utility programs that manage computer resources at a low level.
Upgrades Revised versions of a software program that require the purchase of a newer version of the software.
Update Minior improvements and modifications to some of the software's features.
Web Applications Programs without platform constraints or installation requirements that are accessed through a web browser over a network such as an intranet or the internet.
Created by: TPorche