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Types of Computer Software

Adobe PDF
Adobe PDF

More powerful than other PDF software, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is the free, trusted standard for viewing, printing, and annotating PDFs. And now, it’s connected to Adobe Document Cloud — so it’s easier than ever to work with PDFs on computers and mobile devices.

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Device Drivers
Device Drivers

Think of device drivers like translators between a program you're using and a device that that program wants to utilize somehow. The software and the hardware were created by different people or companies and speak two completely different languages, so a translator (the driver) allows them to communicate.

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McAfee Antivirus
McAfee Antivirus

McAfee and the McAfee logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of McAfee, LLC or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Internet Explorer

Note that Internet Explorer 11 works on both 32-bit and 64-bit computers. For more, see the article How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the Windows operating system.

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Microsoft Office and Outlook
Microsoft Office and Outlook

Microsoft Outlook 2016 with an Office 365 subscription is the latest version of Outlook. Previous versions include Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, and Outlook 2007. Outlook 2016 is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7.

Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Windows

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Middleware
Middleware

Middleware is computer software that provides services to software applications beyond those available from the operating system. It can be described as "software glue".

Operating Systems
Operating Systems

An operating system (OS) is the program that, after being initially loaded into the computer by a boot program, manages all the other programs in a computer. The other programs are called applications or application programs.

Shells and Windowing Systems
Shells and Windowing Systems

In general, operating system shells use either a command-line interface (CLI) or graphical user interface (GUI), depending on a computer's role and particular operation. It is named a shell because it is the outermost layer around the operating system kernel.

Utility Software
Utility Software

Utility software helps the user to control, manage, and maintain a computer's operating system, hardware and application software. These programs are designed to perform specific functions like finding files, backing up data, playing multimedia files, viewing images and so on.

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