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Software: Information

Management
Chapter 3

Tells

your computer what to do


aka programs
Operating systems
Stored in ROM
Runs the actual computer
Application

programs

Manages user information


Ex: Microsoft Office, speech recognition, learning
programs

Software

Platform

which runs all components of the


computer
Determines which applications can be run
Main types are PC (windows based) and
Apple products

Operating Systems

For

most of you, you know how to navigate


a PC (non-Apple). If you are unfamiliar
with running a PC, I encourage you to read
over Chapter 3 and practice on a PC
(campus lab). Most companies/hospitals
run PCs rather than Macs so this will be
essential to know. If you need further help,
please set up an appointment with me.
Otherwise, you may proceed to Ch 4.

PC Functionality