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CIS 105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Essential Concepts and Terminology Study Unit 6 Application Software. Computer programs that help you perform a specific task such as word processing. Also called application programs, applications, or programs. Horizontal Market Software.

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cis 105 survey of computer information systems

CIS 105Survey of Computer Information Systems

Essential Concepts and Terminology

Study Unit 6

application software
Application Software.
  • Computer programs that help you perform a specific task such as word processing. Also called application programs, applications, or programs.
horizontal market software
Horizontal Market Software.
  • General purpose computer program used by many different kinds of businesses (for example, an accounting program) or many individuals.
vertical market software
Vertical Market Software.
  • Computer programs designed to meet the needs of a specific market segment or industry.
custom software
Custom Software.
  • Software that has been written specifically to meet the needs of a particular user.
productivity software
Productivity Software.
  • Computer programs that help individuals work more effectively and efficiently.
system requirements
System Requirements.
  • Minimum necessary specifications for the operating system and hardware configuration for a software product to function.
software piracy
Software Piracy.
  • Illegally copying, distribution, or modification of copyrighted software.
commercial software
Commercial Software.
  • Copyrighted computer applications sold to consumers for profit.
shareware
Shareware.
  • Copyrighted software marketed under a license that allows users to use the software for a trial period and purchase a license if they wish to continue use.
freeware
Freeware.
  • Copyrighted software provided for free, usually with the condition that is cannot be resold for profit.
public domain software
Public Domain Software.
  • Software that has not been copyrighted, or is made available for public use, by its author.
beta version
Beta Version.
  • A preliminary release of a program during its final testing phase. Beta versions often contain errors and expire after a predetermined time period.
software license
Software License.
  • A legal contract that defines the ways in which a program can be used.
documentation
Documentation.
  • Reference manuals and support materials that explain how a program works.
maintenance release
Maintenance Release.
  • A minor revision release of a program that corrects bugs and/or adds minor features.
installation
Installation.
  • The process by which programs are copied to the hard disk of a computer system.
office suite
Office Suite.
  • A group of application programs packaged and sold as a unit.
object linking and embedding ole
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE).
  • The process that enables separate applications to exchange data and work in an integrated manner.
launch
Launch.
  • The process of transferring program code to memory.
wizard
Wizard.
  • A sequence of dialog boxes that direct the user through multi-step software tasks, such as installing programs.
template
Template.
  • A version of a document that includes basic text, graphics and/or formatting for creating documents.
end of study unit 6
End of Study Unit 6.

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