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Operating System software

Software that provieds communication between the user, the application software, and the harware- must have an operation system to run your cmputer 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 operationg 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 ine 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 of modified, full name

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Save

After the first save, click click SAVE will automaticlally replace the old file with new one

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Save as

Always open 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 and drag around all files
B.- shift + click will select from the first click to the last click
C.- Random Seletion- CTRL + click to select items not next to each other

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Backup files

MAke a copy or save im two diifernt hardware locations

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install

load software onto your computer

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Unistall

Remove software from your computer

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upgrade

get a newer version of hardware or software