Operating system Software

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Operating system software

software that provides communication between the user,the application software and hardware- must have an operating system to run your computer examples;window,Apple OS

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Platform

compatible computers-use the same operating 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 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 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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fiel 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 windows allowing you to control where you save and what 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 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 your computer

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upgrade

get a newer version of hardware or software