Firmware, operating systems and application software are different types of software. Software can be off the shelf or bespoke. It can also be proprietary or open source.
What is 'off-the-shelf' software?
Software that is free - you don't need to pay for it
Ready-to-use software that you can buy
Software that does not work properly and that is no longer for sale
What best describes the computer's BIOS (basic input-output system)?
The operating system
Name a benefit of using computer models.
A computer model can be used without risking real lives
A computer model usually contains far more detail than the real-life situation
A computer model is always simple to make and is easy to use
What kind of software programs are free to use and also allow you to modify them to make them do exactly what you want?
What kind of software is an operating system?
What is bespoke software?
Ready-made software that can be downloaded from the internet
General-purpose software that can be used to solve many different kinds of problems
Software that is designed and developed specially to solve a particular problem
What type of software tool is used to write code?
Which of these is not considered an example of a software application?
A computer game
A web browser
A programming language translator
What is open-source software?
Software that is provided under licence but free of charge and the code can be modified
Software that is written for a customer's specific requirements, and only for that customer
Software that is provided free of charge under licence but without the code, so this cannot be modified
What does the operating system NOT do?
Allocate memory to programs when they need it
Make the hardware of the computer easier to configure and use
Model real-world problems using mathematical formulae