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CUT6 3.1

Computers: Understanding Tech 6e 3.1

system software Software that runs application software, starts up the computer, keeps it running smoothly, and translates human-language instructions into computer-language instructions.
basic input/output system (BIOS) Software that is stored on a chip on a circuit board, such as the motherboard, and provides the initial startup instructions for the hardware. Also called firmware.
firmware See basic input/output system (BIOS).
operating system (OS) Software that provides the user interface, manages files, runs applications, and communicates with hardware.
utility program Software that performs troubleshooting or maintenance tasks that keep the computer running well and protect the computer from security and privacy violations.
translator Software that translates programming code into instructions that can be run as programs.
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