CMPS 002 - Computer Literacy

Prof. Paulo Franca

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Class Syllabus

Grading Policy




  • enter system
  • get attendance
  • submit work
  • take lab quiz
  • check scores


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Datacare   Ahshay


Chapter 4

Software Basics

Linus Torvalds and the Software Nobody Owns

  • Linux

    • open-source software
    • open standards

Processing with Programs

  • A Fast, Stupid Machine
  • The Language of Computers
  • Executing a program

Software Applications

Consumer Applications

  • Documentation
  • Upgrading
  • Compatibility
  • Disclaimers
  • Licensing
  • Distribution

Web Applications

Vertical Market and Custom Software

System Software: The Hardware-Software connection

  • What the Operating System Does
  • How it works
  • Where the operating system lives

The User Interface

  • Desktop Operating Systems
  • Multi User operating systems: Unix and Linux
  • Hardware and software platforms

File Management

  • Organizing Files and Folders
  • File Management Utilities
  • Managing files from applications
  • Locating files
  • Defragmentation

Software Piracy and Intellectual Property Laws

  • The piracy problem
  • Intellectual property and the law