Management of Software
Applied IT (Year 11) - Application Skills (U1)
Installation of Software
The OS installs software from the native app marketplace (e.g. Apple’s App Store, Android’s Google Play, Windows’ Microsoft Store). The app will be installed in the .dmg file format on Mac OS or the .exe format on Windows. However, software can also be downloaded from third-party sources (e.g. websites, SSD) but with the risk of malware and viruses.
Software updates are intended to improve the software’s user experience (UX) by adding new features and patching bugs, performance issues or security holes. However, it may also unintentionally introduce new bugs, degrade performance by using more RAM, or disrupt the work done in the previous version/s due to potential changes in format.