Operating System Software

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Operating System Software

Software that Provides communication between the user, the app software and the hardware

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Platform

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

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Multitasking

The ability to operate 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

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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, file names are given an extension which tells the type of file

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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

Select all: Ctrl+A or click and drag around all files
Select Sections: Shift+Click and drag around files
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 on to 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