Posted on 05 June 2012.
Computers have become the most essential aspect of our lives these days. The advancement in the technology is attributed to the increased use of these amazing machines and their deep penetration in the lives of human beings. When everything in our lives is influenced by the computers, we simply cannot imagine living without them. From communication to computing, from education to entertainment, nothing in the present world can sustain without them. You cannot work on the piece of hardware that is simply a dormant structure of sophisticated electronic equipments. You need an application or software to work upon the system.
Software is a collection of modules and programs that have been created to accomplish a particular task. The computer programs are created with the help of various programming languages that have distinctive syntax, concepts and complex structures. They can be classified into a variety of categories based on their use and purposes. These programs can be broadly classified into the two categories – system software and application software. While the system software like operating system etc are created for the system support and platforms, the application program is created to cater to various demands of the users. The vast computerization of various industries, work processes and increased use of Internet has created immense demand for a variety of applications. Software is being developed for the various domains like insurance, banking, health, airlines, railway, travel etc. No matter what profession we are talking about, one or the other application is being created for the professionals of every domain. No process can function without the support of efficient and relevant computer applications.
When we talk about the photography and image printing then we need to have reliable and highly sophisticated tools with which the amazing effects can be added to images etc. With the highly advanced and efficient computer software one can easily add incredible finishing touches to photographs. The image editing & print media is an incredibly vast arena.
Adobe is a leading company that has excelled in the domain of image editing and drawing tools. The Photoshop has been one of the most efficient and highly used applications across the world. This program is almost 20 years old. It is an image editing tool that adds graphical effects to the images. Recently the latest version of the application was launched by the Adobe systems. The Adobe Photoshop CS3 is the incredible application that has given the image editors and designers immense capability and now they can create wonderful images in a few moments. Giving more dimensions to the creativity of the artist, this application has a multitude of features that provide them amazing ease to create admirable photographs, animations and posters etc. Continue Reading
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Posted on 30 May 2012.
Application Software branches off from Computer Software. This Software is recognized as just software and can be divided into two different classes, Systems and Application software. Systems is made up of basic level programs that function with the computer. These functions are comprised of compilers, operating systems, linkers, device drivers, programming tools, assemblers, and requirements for overseeing computer resources. When contrasted, application software allows the user to perform specific and productive task, while systems software manages and controls computer hardware so that the applications can perform its task and it can not run without the function of the operating system and overseeing of computer resources. Systems software places text onto a display device and transfers data from memory to disk. Examples of operating systems are Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux.
There are seven different types of Application Software but they can be categorized in more than one different way. The first type is Internet, we know it as the Browser. It is the main Software that allows us to meet all of our online needs. Others include torrents and FTP clients accompanied by other programs that allow you to access data online. The second type is called Productivity software and it includes word processors, spreadsheet programs, and database programs. Productivity can also include communications and graphics software. Next in line we have Communication software. It allows you to communicate with other individuals online through email, chat, and other programs.
The fourth type is Graphics application Software. This software allows you to view and edit image files. It also includes advanced options like G.I.M.P or Photoshop for people who have a career in photography and graphic design. The fifth type of application software is called Multimedia Software. Some of the well known are: Windows Media players, VLC players, GOM, winamp, and iTunes. This software allows your computer to play back, create and edit audio and videofiles. Continue Reading
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Posted on 15 May 2012.
Computer software is, by definition, a series of instructions and/or data that the computer system will execute in a predetermined sequence. Computer software packages come in many different styles and types. This virtual plethora of software come in many forms: games, web browsers, chat programs, office applications, and specialty software packages. Despite the number of variations computing software comes in, in essence all the same to the computer: data in, input, and data out.
It is much easier to break down software into four primary groups: productivity, programming, entertainment, and common computing functions.
Productivity would be the label for many software packages such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Pages, Numbers, and so on. This particular variety of computer software is designed for use in a wide array of environments and by users with varying skills and interest sets. There are off the shelf productivity computer software packages and there are custom made applications designed for very specific tasks.
Programming languages are what software developers use to create computer software, though they are in and of themselves pieces of software too. Programming languages from BASIC to C++ and JAVA are all very common and there is a clear delineation between pre-compiled languages such as C++ and many run-time compiled languages such as many variants of BASIC. The distinction is that C++ typically is used to write a program, then transform that human readable code into a language directly readable by the computer system. Many forms of BASIC on the other hand create a token or intermediary file which requires the assistance of a run-time engine to compile it on the fly. Continue Reading
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