ITGS Chapter 4: Software Basics – The Ghost in the Machine

Posted: Monday, 8 October 2007 in 2.2.1 Software fundamentals
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Chapter Objectives:

After you read this chapter you should be able to:

  • Describe three fundamental categories of software and their relationships
  • Explain the relationship of algorithms to software
  • Discuss the factors that make a computer application a useful tool
  • Describe the role of the operating system in a modern computer system
  • Describe how file systems are organized
  • Outline the evolution of user interfaces from early machine-language programming to futuristic virtual reality interfaces
  • Explain why the unauthorized copying of software is against the law

Book Reference: Computer Confluence pg 139-174

Chapter Terms

Computer Confluence Chapter 4 Revision slides (PowerPoint)

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