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02 - System and Application Software

 1. System software is different from application software in that system's software is …..

  the software needed to run the computer's hardware and application programs

  the software that is 'harder' to the touch than application software

  None of the above

  the software that deals directly with the CPU

 2. Four types of systems software include: Off-the Shelf software, Proprietary sofware, Open Source and Library Programs

  TRUE

  FALSE

 3. Systems software includes: Utility programs and Translators. There are not other types of systems software.

  TRUE

  FALSE

 4. Which of the following is NOT a type of Applications Software:
Utility Programs
Translators
Off-the shelf
Custom written software
Proprietary
Open Source
Operating Systems
Library Programs

  All of the listed items are Applications software

  Off-the shelf, Open Source and Library Programs

  Utility Programs, Off-the-shelf and Open Source

  Utility Programs, Translators, Operating Systems and Library Programs

 5. Applications software can be categorised as:

  general-purpose

  special purpose

  custom-written(bespoke)

  All of the above

 6. Which of the following is NOT 'General Purpose' Software?
Payroll sofware
Word Processor (e.g. Microsoft Word)
Spreadsheet (e.g. Excel)
Graphics Package
Hotel booking software
fingerprint scanning system

  All of the above are general purpose software

  Word Processor, Graphics Package

  Payroll software, Hotel booking software, fingerprint scanning system

  Graphics package, payroll software

 7. General purpose software can include a graphics package as it can be used to make ads, animations or edit photographs (general use)

  TRUE

  FALSE

 8. Special purpose software can be off-the-shelf and bespoke. Off-the-shelf is….

  ready to use

  specially written by a team of programmers for a specific company

  All of the above

  often literally bought off the shelf, for a specific purpose (e.g. payroll software)

 9. Bespoke software is also special purpose software but it is …

  None of the above

  less general and more hardware like in its function

  more general in its operation

  custom made and created/tailored specifically for an individual or organisation

 10. Which of the following are features of bespoke software?

  All of the above

  Features are customised to user requirements and may take a long time to develop

  more costly and requires expertise to analyse document requirements

  may contain errors which do not surface immediately

 11. Application software is ready to be installed immediately, well documented, tested, and is usually less expensive than bespoke software.

  TRUE

  FALSE

 12. Quetsions you would ask when selecting an application software to use include:

  All of the above

  Does it run on the available hardware?

  It is well used, tried and tested? How much will it cost?

  Does it provide all the necessary functionality?

 13. System software is the first layer of software to be loaded into memory every time a computer is powered up

  TRUE

  FALSE

 14. Translators are systems software that translate low level languages into high level languages.

  TRUE

  FALSE

 15. The boot program loads the operating system into the computer's main memory or random access memory (RAM).

  FALSE

  TRUE