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software

the PROGRAMS or instructions that make a COMPUTER system perform particular data-processing tasks. Some software makes the computer system operate while other software packages like SPREADSHEETS or WORD PROCESSING provide solutions to particular business problems.
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For example, if front end software cannot handle EAN-13, it is too risky to make this remediation during the busiest retail season.
Software Required: Cubital's proprietary DFE front end software.
(2) Billy Barron, University of North Texas, compiles a directory of Internet accessible resources which Peter Scott and Earl Fogel, University of Ottawa, make available via the HYTELNET hypertext front end software for DOS, Macintosh, UNIX, and Vax VMS systems (more information can be obtained by addressing an e-mail message to: <scott[at]sask.usask.ca>).