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4.1: Purpose and Functions of Software

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    10060
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    Learning Objectives

    • Explain the relationship between hardware and software.
    • Identify the major categories of software and the purpose of each.

    Thumbnail: A diagram showing how the user interacts with application software on a typical desktop computer. The application software layer interfaces with the operating system, which in turn communicates with the hardware. The arrows indicate information flow. (CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported; Golftheman via Wikipedia)


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