TYPES OF SOFTWARE

Fiona Faulkner
Mind Map by Fiona Faulkner, updated more than 1 year ago
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A level A Level ICT Mind Map on TYPES OF SOFTWARE, created by Fiona Faulkner on 05/14/2013.
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TYPES OF SOFTWARE
1 OPERATING SOFTWARE
1.1 controls allocation & use of memory, CPU time, disk space, peripherals
1.2 e.g. Windows, Linux
2 UTILITY SOFTWARE
2.1 monitors & maintains computer system
2.2 e.g. virus checkers, file compression software
3 APPLICATION SOFTWARE
3.1 allow computer to perform particular tasks
3.2 spreadsheet, database, word processor graphics package, etc
4 USER INTERFACE
4.1 method of user communicating with computer
4.2 command based
4.2.1 good knowledge of commands needed
4.2.2 less memory than GUI
4.3 menu
4.3.1 part of a WIMP
4.3.2 GUI or text-based
4.4 forms
4.4.1 can look like a paper form
4.5 natural language
4.5.1 spoken
4.5.2 written
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