Types of application software And Software Ownership

Types of application software

General purpose programs.
Application specific programs.

General purpose programs

Perform many type of tasks for user.

Eg. MS word can help writing, printing, spell checking, format conversion and many other tasks.
Similarly other software like MS Access, and graphic software are General purpose software

Application specific programs

Only can perform a single job and cannot be changed to perform a different job.
E.g. payroll program , scientific applications, video games, medicine software etc.

Software Ownership

Public-domain software


 Copyrighted software given away for free by the author.
Although it is available for free, the author retains the copyright, which means that
 you cannot do anything with it that is not expressly allowed by
 the author.
Usually, the author allows people to use the software,
 but not sell it.


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