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Software Interaction

Software and Hardware Interaction

TermDefinition
Algorithm A set of clearly defined, logical steps that solve a problem.
Application Software Helps a person perform a specific task.
Beta Testing A process that releases 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 released to the public.
Bundleware Software bundled with hardware purchases. (-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 the organization the right to the install a program on a server that can be accessed by a specific number of computers.
Operating System Provide an interface between the user or application and the computer hardware.
Patch When users purchase the original version of the software and download a fix for the problem.
Service Pack Is applied over software that a person has already installed.
Single-User-License Gives the right to install the software a single computer.
Software Is programming code written to provide instructions to the hardware it can perform tasks, such as printing, displaying a web page or dialog box, or saving a document on the hard disk.
Software as a Service (SaaS) Is a recently developed software delivery method where an application is licensed for use as a service.
Software Development Is a multistep process that usually begins when someone recognizes a need to perform a task more effectively using a computer.
Software License Gives you permission to use program.
Software Piracy Is the unauthorized copying of software.
System Software Refers to the operating system and all utility programs that manage computer resources.
Update Is a collection of files for revising released software to fix bugs or enhancements.
Upgrade Are revised versions of a software program and require the purchase of a newer version of the software.
Web Application They have no installation requirements, but can be used on all operating systems and are accessed through a Web browser over a network such as an Intranet or the Internet.
Created by: DonRe'