Computer Software

Software refers to the programs your computer uses to perform the actions you want it to. Learn all about computer software, from Web browsers to the latest operating systems, with our explanations, reviews, videos and prices.

File sharing is just as it sounds: Allowing access of files and information to others via computers and networks. Take a closer look and learn more about BitTorrent, MP3 files, Napster and others.

In the Graphics & Video section, we explore the processes behind manipulating visual content on your computer. We’ll explore the processes behind manipulating graphics and video.

Computer programmers write, test and implement code necessary to make certain functions happen on a computer. In this section, learn about programs like Perl and Java or how relational databases and algorithms work.

How does Firefox work? What is content-recognition software? How do pop-up blockers work? We’ll take a deeper look to get the answers to these questions and more.

Operating systems manage the tasks and resources on your computer. Learn how they work and about specific OS’s, such as Windows Vista or Linux.