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lesson 6 vocab

Software and Hardware Interaction

TermDefinition
Inputting The process of using an input device to enter data.
Software A programming code written to provide instructions to the hardware so it can perform tasks. (computer commands)
Algorithm A set of clearly defined, logical steps that solve a problem.
Software Development A multistep process that usually begins when someone recognizes a need to perform a task more effectively using a computer.
Flowchart Shows different paths the program will take depending on what data is inputted.
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.
Application Software Helps perform a specific task.
System Software Refers to the OS and all utility programs that manage computer resources.
Operating System (OS) Provide an interface between the user or application and the computer hardware.
Software License Gives permission to use the program.
Single-user License Gives you the right to install the software on a single computer.
Network License Gives the organization the right to install a program on a server that can be accessed by a specific number of computers.
Software as a Service (SaaS) Recently developed software delivery method where an application is licensed for use as a service.
Patch A software downloaded to fix a problem.
Update Collection of files for revising released software to fix bugs or provide enhancements.
Service Pack Collection of updates, fixes, or enhancements to a software program delivered as a single file.
Upgrade Revised versions of a software program and require the purchase of a newer version of the software.
Web Application No installation requirements, can be used on all OS, and are accessed through a Web browser over a network such as an intranet or the Internet.
Bundleware Included with the purchase of a new computer.
Software Policy The unauthorized copying of software
Created by: KayKenz