Operating System Software

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Operating System Software

Software that provides communication between the user, the application software, and the hardware, must have and operating system to run your computer Examples: Windows, Apple OS

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Platform

Compatible computers- use the same operating system, software, and similar hardware

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Multitasking

The ability of the operating system to run more than one software at a time.

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Windows

An operating system developed my microsoft for the PC - provides GUI

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GUI

Graphic User Interface- Allows users to control the computer by pointing and clicking at graphical objects such as Windows, icons and menus

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Icon

An Image that represents a file, folder, or program

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Menu

A list or table of options

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File

One document or one picture

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Folders

A way to organize files logically and manageable groups

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Filenames

In windows, filenames are given an extension which tells the type of file .doc(Word) .pdf(Adobe reader) jpg(Image)

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File Properties

Right click on a file to see the properties including size date created or modified full name

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Save

After the first save clicking SAVE will automatically replace the old file with new one

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Save As

Always opens the save window allowing you to control where you save and what the name will be

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Selecting Files and folders
A. Select all
B. Select Selection
C Random Selection

-CTRL+A Or click and drag around all files
-SHIFT+Click will select from the first click to the last click
-CTRL+Click to select items not next to eachother

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Backup Files

Make a copy or save in two different hardware locations

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Install

Load software onto your computer

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Uninstall

Remove software from your computer

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Upgrade

Get a newer version of hardware or software