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 and 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 that 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 users to control the computer by pointing and clicking on 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 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 that 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