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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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 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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file

one document or one picture

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folders

a way t 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 the 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 widows 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 around all files
b. select section- shift+clicking will select from the first click to the last click
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 from your computer

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upgrade

get a newer versions of hardware or software