Fantastic Four Team Artifact 7 – Software

Fantastic Four Team Artifact 7 – Software

There are many different types of software including system software, programming software, application software, mobile software, open source software, and web-based application software.

In our artifacts we will cover the how does software work, why does one need so many types, and how does one know what software to buy and where to get it for the best price for the following softwares [read more…]

Team CES – Artifact 7: Software

This week, Team CES would like to provide an information guide on the different components of software. Atsuko covers the topic of Operating Systems – the types, costs, issues and also the history. Gina covers application software with a focus on Mac and Windows applications. She identifies the different versions and best sellers. Kiara provides details on Web-based application software with tips on the essential application a student can use. Richard finishes with Mobile applications – he explains how they work and also gives insight to the popular apps and how to choose them. Please review the links and tell us what you think! As always, we are excited to share this information with you.

Operating System By Atsuko Hamano
  • What is operating system?
  • How operating system work?
    • Gui
    • Multi-user
    • Multiprocessing
    • Multitasking
    • Multithreadi
  • History of Windows

1980 – 2012

  • Types of operating system
    • Windows 7
    • Vista
    • WindowsXP
    • Linux
    • Mac
      • OS usage
      • Feature
      • Price
      • Cheapest online store

Link to Atsuko’s Artifact

Applications: Mac and Windows by Gina Ho

For this week’s assignment I take you into the world of Applications/Software. I give you an insight into programs for both Mac and Windows as well as provide you with information on the best selling programs as well as website to get the best prices! Please see each tab in my excel workbook to increase your knowledge!

Link to Gina’s Artifact

Web-based application software by Kiara Pascual
Many people communicate with each other through web-based applications. We also utilize video streaming, song streaming and collaborate more frequently online than offline. Here I feature some of the popular choices of application software.

  • What is web-based application software?
  • What are the different categories?
  • Most beneficial applications for students?
  • Where can I find and compare prices?

Featuring: Google Drive, Facebook, Youtube, ooVoo, Dropbox, Amazon Cloud Drive, Songza and Pandora.

  • Types
  • Costs
  • Desktop/Mobile app availability
  • Features
  • Ratings
  • Review Source

Link to Kiara’s Artifact

Mobile Applications by Richard Laparjo

Mobile applications opens doors to a wide variety of applications to be used by consumers worldwide in their palm of their hand. With such a large and growing library of applications that are available, how can a person choose one over the other?

  • What are mobile applications and how do they work?
  • Why are there so many types?
  • How to choose
  • Popular apps
  • Types
  • Pricing
  • Reviews

Link to Richard’s artifact

As this weeks article closes, Team CES continues to provide great information on how to choose different software on multiple platforms. We would love to hear from you! Please feel free to provide any kind of feedback and we will be more than willing to reply.


Team Cutting Edge Support

Which is the better software?

Software Applications



What is Open-source? What are the benefits to using Open-source? Whats the difference between Open-source and free software? Which setup is right for you? All these questions will be answered in  What is Open Source Software by Selena


What are the advantages of using a web-based application over all other programs? What are the advantages of using this form of application? Many questions you have will be addressed by Michael Victorino Web Based Application software

The information gathered is here to guide you into the form of application formats you should be using.

Which one is right for me?

Which one should I buy?

Have you ever gone into a store looking to buy a program for your computer, and you find that the store carries 20 different types of the same program?  Which do you buy?  Which is better for your needs, and which is easier for you as a user to use?  What are the differences between the programs? 

Fortunately in today’s market not a whole lot is different between similar programs, in fact, in a majority of cases the programs are so similar that the only thing that changes, is the name of the program.

Have a new PC? Building a PC? If you are in the market for searching for new operating systems for your PC, be it an upgrade, or due to a re-built computer with no OS on the hard drive, there are several Systems you can choose from.  Ikaika will show you the various types of Operating Systems that have been popular over the past few years, and that are being utilized in today’s Windows based computers.


Wondering which Web-based programs you should use?  What types of programs are out there?  What does each program do?  Take a journey with Stephanie and find out more about Web-based software.


How about for your phone?  Are you looking for different applications for your mobile device?  If so, Brooke can guide you through which types of programs are out there, and what they do.

Team Artifact

     There are many different types of software including system software, programming software, application software, mobile software, open source software, and web-based application software. How does software work, why does one need so many types, and how does one know what software to buy and where to get it for the best price? Also include in your Excel spreadsheet a part that categorizes the types, subcategories, purpose, cost, links to the best prices, links to quality ratings, and other items you find necessary.

     The goal of Omniscient 4U in this presentation of Software is to present the exciting and dynamic opportunities that are available to anyone today.   We hope that we have encouraged the individual end user of computers to explore beyond the basics of computer technology by becoming competent in the use of Specialized Application Software like Adobe Photo Shop, Adobe Director, Microsoft Publisher, Apple Garage Band, CorelDraw, so that the individual will be recognized as being knowledgeable and competitive in the world of advance technology in education, employment and so on!

Darrell Delmundo

     Software in general is a set of instructions written in a way your computer or device can understand. Depending on what you want your device to do will determine what type of software you would be using. There are many different types of software available to users today. Lets take a quick look at some system software along with basic information on those software including brief reviews.

Kurt Kaleikini

     In the past specialized applications required large, powerful computers and were only available to specialist in specific professions. Presently inexpensive specialized application software is made available to the general public. The use of specialized application software is prevalent in most apps for cell phones, laptops, desktops, and other inexpensive devices that are compact.  To be competent and to be competitive in the 21-first-century of advance technology, an individual needs to know and understand “Specialized Application Software” to be an effective end user of computer

Kathleen Galloway

     There are many different kinds of software application out there for your computer system, but choosing the right and best one can be hard can be difficult if you are not clear what an application software does.  In my artifact I list some important links that will guide you to a few best tips on the best software out there for not only your computer but your computer of a phone.

     In the 21st Century, technological developments offer you new opportunities to extend your range of computer competency.  For years software that was only available only for larger computers has come available for microcomputers and mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.  The individual and team contributions of Omniscient 4U have compiled information regarding software to provide an overview of usage and price of products now available to any and all computer end users.

Sample Team Artifact Post

How does one research online to uncover relevant, credible information, when searching online leads everyone in the same direction and to the same websites? How can one use research to dig and search for the truth on the Internet?

Short introduction here on how the team addressed the Guiding Question (include guiding question) with their artifacts in making sense of the entire Guiding Question. Sum up everyone’s contributions.

1. How do you find and interpret credible research information using Google search?

By: Tommy Technology

Google is one of the most widely used search engines. The common saying these days is, “Just Google it.” What does that mean? It means you can find anything – answers to all your questions using the Google search engine, But how do you find and interpret credible research information from your online search? In the file below, I’ve included a list of the top 10 ways to research and find credible information using the Google search engine, including additional information and examples.

Top 10 Ways to Research and Find Credible Information Using Google (.docx)


2. Next teammate’s question.

Next teammate’s name.

Short intro.

Attach artifact file here.

3. Next teammate’s question.

Next teammate’s name.

Short intro.

Attach artifact file here.

4. Next teammate’s question.

Next teammate’s name.

Short intro.

Attach artifact file here.


Short conclusion. Ask for comments.