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PCs For Dummies, 13th Edition by Dan Gookin

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Chapter 14

Programs On Your PC

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding software

arrow Adding software to your PC

arrow Starting programs

arrow Adding programs to the taskbar

arrow Installing software from the Internet

arrow Installing software from media

arrow Removing software

The PC is a lovely piece of computer hardware, but without the proper software, that hardware just sits pretty and consumes electricity. Obviously, software is important to the PC. In fact, beyond the operating system, the software consists of those programs you use to make the computer a useful and productive tool.

Software Nomenclature

The term software generally refers to computer programs. So if it’s a program, it’s software. And if someone is talking about software, they’re pretty much talking about one or more computer programs.

Software exists ...

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