Tuesday, 29 November 2016

An Introduction to Computer Software

Computer software

Computer software is any set of machine-readable instructions that directs a computer’s processor to perform specific operations.

NOTE: The second part of computer components is “hardware” which is the physical components of the computer.

Just like the spiritual controls the physical, computer softwares controls the hardware.


Some of the basic different categories of  computer softwares are listed below:
Anti-virus (Avast, AVG)
Anti-spyware (Spybot, Spyware Terminator, USB Security)
Benchmarking (PC wizard, RamDisk, hwMonitor)
Developer Tools (Dreamweaver, Notepad++, Inno setup, NetBeans, Eclipse, JavaSDK, Compozer, PHPMYSQL)
Browser and Plugins (Firefox, Chrome, Operamini, Interet Explorer, Netscape, Filezilla, FireFTP)
CD, DVD and Blue-ray (Burnware)
Cleaning and Tweaking (C-cleaner, Recuva, Revouninstaller, Rufus, MyDefrag, Wise Registry)
Compression and Backing up (WinRAR)
Desktop Enhancement (Rapid typing tutor, RocketDock, Search Everything, Dexpot, Wise Auto Shutdown)
Drivers (Wireless, Sound,)
File sharing (TeraCopy, Explorer)
File Transfer and Network (Filezilla, FireFTP, Free Download Manager, Kitty, Hotspot Shield)
Firewalls and Security (Microsoft Essential)
Imaging and Digital Photo (Google Earth, Photoshop, CorelDraw)
MP3 and Audio (Audacity, VLC)
Video (Movie maker, VLC, Windows Media Player)
Messaging and Chat (Skype, Nimbus)
Office and Business Tools (Adobe reader, Sumatra PDF, Microsoft Office programs, PDF Password Remover, FeedDemon)
Engineering (MATLAB, AutoCAD, Solid works, ANSYS).

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