Chapter Six Software, Operating Systems, and Enterprise Applications
Operating systems are like underwear—nobody really wants to look at them.
—BILL JOY, CO-FOUNDER OF SUN MICROSYSTEMS
While software has never been a simple item to categorize, these days there are many more types of software and many more methods of managing those types. This chapter discusses some of the major types of software: operating systems (OS), database management systems, enterprise applications, business applications, middleware, productivity tools, ...
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