Introduction to Computing
Evaluating applications (25 points)
TeamViewer is a Windows software that allows users to connect with multiple workstations remotely (Staff par 1). There are several software in the market that provides remote networking, but TeamViewer stands out amongst them. It is extremely accessible and powerful to the user. It does not require special instructions to install and network computers or extra help from other people. TeamViewer works by setting up a remote network, then connecting other workstations to it through IP addresses. The network can view anyone’s desktop and copy files from their computer as well as the reverse. Essentially, one can fix their friend’s or neighbor’s computer without necessarily going to their machine. Another advantage is that it works on all Windows operating systems such as Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.
The only con to using the application is privacy (Staff par 4). Opening up one’s desktop to others will break the boundaries of privacy as it allows anyone to make changes to the host computer. Apart from that, TeamViewer has a monitoring software which detects commercial use. Hence, it raises the question of what other unsuspecting plugins are present in the software. The Editors’ rating is four stars while the average user rating is four and a half stars.
Comparing Features in Mobile Operating Systems (25 points)
What’s your App? (25 points)
My favorite app is Uber. It is a carpooling service that allows its users to share rides to different locations. It allows people with cars to make extra income by lending other Uber users ride on their cars. It is a cheaper and more convenient service than normal taxi services and works everywhere in the world. Apart from that, it allows its users to have a community to network with as they travel together. Since I installed the application, I use the services almost thrice a week and comes in handy whenever am in a place where there are no taxis. Apart from that, I have met great people during my rides and made friends with some of them. The application is available across all platforms.
Uninstall or Delete? (25 points)
Uninstalling a software using the proper developer’s method helps the operating system to sum up all the program’s files, folders, and registry files. Apart from that, it helps the computer to regulate the free space after removing the software’s information and files. Deleting a software might not be a good solution since one has to be familiar with the software’s protocols. At times, one experiences lags and pop-up dialog boxes that feature errors with the software or operating system.
All Windows operating systems have one procedure in uninstalling a program. In Windows 8, search for ‘Control Panel’ then click on it (Pot par 3). In the dialog box that appears, change the ‘View by’ option on the top left to Category. On the bottom left of the dialog box, click on ‘Uninstall a program’. In the dialog box that appears, double click on the software you want to uninstall. It will take you to the software’s uninstallation process.
Similarly, all Mac OSX operating systems have a similar uninstalling process. However, it has a simpler method than Windows. Open the Applications folder (Harrison par 4). Drag and drop the software to the ‘Trash’ can or left click on it the select ‘Move to Trash’.
If one has an issue with uninstalling the software or programs, there are third party programs available on the internet. They include IObit Uninstaller 2, Revo Uninstaller and Comodo Programs (Patkar par 1).
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