Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow, 13th Edition - Application Software

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What distinguishes public domain software from open source software?

Public domain software is not copyrighted and ownership rights have been donated to the public domain, while open source software specifies the allowable use of the program.

Which type of software allows the general public to view, modify, and distribute its source code?

Open source software

What characterizes commercial software?

It is copyrighted software developed by a commercial company, for sale to others

Under what conditions should consumers either pay for shareware or uninstall it after the trial period?

When the shareware is commercial software developed by a commercial company for sale to others

Which type of software is run directly from the Internet and is also called Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloudware?

Web-based software

What is the primary purpose of an office suite like Microsoft Office or Apple iWork?

Producing documents and presentations

Which type of software is used for touching up or modifying images, such as correcting brightness/contrast, eliminating red eye, and optimizing file size for the Web?

Image editing or photo editing programs

What is the main characteristic of installed software?

Must be installed on the computer before it can be run

Which type of software is used to create or modify images, and includes programs like Microsoft Paint, Adobe Illustrator, and CorelDRAW?

Graphics software

Commercial software is not copyrighted and is developed by a commercial company for sale to others.

False

Freeware refers to copyrighted software programs that are given away by the author for others to use free of charge.

True

Public domain software has ownership rights donated to the public domain and is not copyrighted.

True

Open source software does not make its source code available to the general public.

False

Shareware allows consumers to use the software without any payment or uninstall it after the trial period.

False

Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloudware are installed directly on the computer.

False

Software suite includes only word processing and spreadsheet software.

False

Web-based software is also known as Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloudware.

True

Office suites are exclusively used by businesses, not individuals.

False

Graphics software is only used for creating images, not modifying them.

False

Audio editing software is not used to create audio files, only edit existing ones.

False

Installed software cannot be purchased in physical form.

False

OpenOffice.org is a paid office suite available in a variety of versions.

False

Multimedia typically refers to applications with only one type of media content.

False

Image editing programs are not designed for touching up or modifying images.

False

Public domain software and open source software are essentially the same.

False

Test your knowledge about application software, software ownership rights, and software licenses based on Chapter 6 of the book 'Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow, 13th Edition' by Dr. Mohamed Issa. This quiz covers the basics of application software and the specifications of software ownership and licenses.

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