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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Multiasking

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 users to control 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 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), .pdcf (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, clickiong 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 around all files
b. Select Section- Shift + Click will select from the first click to the last click
c. Random Selection- 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.