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 an operating system to run your computer Examples: Windows, Apple OS.

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Platfor

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

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Multitasking

The ability of the iperating system to run more than one program at a time.

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Windows

An operating system developed by Microsoft for the PC - provides a GUI

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GUI

Graphical User Interface - Allows user 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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Flie

One document or one picture.

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Folders

A way to organize files into logical 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 the 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-Ctrl + A OR click and drag around all files
b.Select Section-Shift + Click will select iteams not next to each other
c.Random Selection-Ctrl + Click to select items not next to each other

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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.