1.5 Computer Software?

1.5 Computer Software?

Computer software (often called just software) is made of one or more computer programs. Sometimes it means one specific program, or it can mean all the software on a computer, including the applications and the operating system.

What is an operating system?

The software that supports a computer’s basic functions, such as scheduling tasks, executing applications, and controlling peripherals. Examples include: UNIX, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Linux etc. 

 Lab: Identify the characteristics of your computer:

  • Hard Drive
  • RAM
  • Processor characteristics
    • Name and Manufacturer
    • Version
    • Speed
    • Cores
  • Operating System (OS)
    • Name
    • Bit 

Home Work

  • List out your computer Parameters
    1. Memory
    2. Storage capacity
    3. OS
    4. Processor speed / Model (bits)