Chapter 7

Understanding Application Software

Learning objectives

  • Identify the various types of application software
  • Understand the basics of business productivity applications
  • Explore graphics and photo-editing programs
  • Understand system requirements and the installation and uninstallation processes

Business Productivity Software

Graphics Software

Other Types of Software

Managing Your Applications

As you learned in Chapter 1, “Computer Basics,” software is a broad term for any program that runs on a computer. This can include the operating system and all its helper files, utilities that keep the computer healthy and running well, and applications. Another name for software is a program.

Application software is software that enables you to ...

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