2.1.3 Software

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2.1.3 Software
1 System Software and Application Software
1.1 System Software
1.1.1 System software is a type of computer program that is designed to run a computer's hardware and application programs. If we think of the computer system as a layered model, the system software is the interface between the hardware and user applications.
1.1.2 Example of system software is iOS this is because and apple product can not run without the help of iOS therefore it is system software as it is on the device when purchased as tje product needs iOS to run
1.2 Application Software
1.2.1 Application software can be divided into two general classes: systems software and applications software. Applications software (also called end-user programs) include such things as database programs, word processors, Web browsers and spreadsheets.
1.2.2 Off the Shelf software is a mass produced system for all buyers to acquire the same system software, it is easy to get fixed and is sold in shops worldwide
1.2.3 Custom written software. Although most organisations use off-the-shelf software, some organisations will find that it just does not do exactly what they want or it doesn't work with their current systems. In this case, they might decide to have the software system they need designed and developed specifically for them.(Software designed especially for one job or a certain task)
1.2.4 An example of this is MS Word. The system doesn't need word to run however it is an application that can be downloaded
2 The User Interface
2.1 the means by which the user and a computer system interact, in particular the use of input devices and software.
2.2 Users use a touchscreen on a phone which is an input as it causes an action to happen, this is called the user interface as it allows the user to interact with the device
3 Brand names and Generic Names
3.1 Brand names are names such as; MS Word and Minecraft where as Generic names for this would be a word processor and a gaming application
3.2 Always give a software's generic name unless told otherwise

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