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Software and application software

The scenario is that you do volunteer work for a small, self-funded community support group. With very little money available, the group has been unable to computerize its operations. A donor has given the group a PC but no software, apart from the Windows XP operating system, has been installed. The group cannot afford to buy software, but you know that lots of software is available for free.

As their IT advisor, your challenge is to find (on the Internet) free software that you could download and install on their donated PC to give the group capabilities in the following categories of application software:

- word processing
- spreadsheet
- presentation graphics
- accounting
- desktop publishing

Create a Word document listing the software you have found, a brief description of the functionality of the software and the URLs of the Web sites from which they can be downloaded.

Solution Summary

Software and application software are examined.