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Noun1.computer software - (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memorycomputer software - (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer code, code - (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
alpha software - a first release of a software product that is usually tested only by the developers
authoring language - software that can be used to develop interactive computer programs without the technically demanding task of computer programming
beta software - software that has not yet been released but has received an alpha test and still has more bugs than a regular release; "beta software is usually available only to particular users who will test it"
compatible software - software that can run on different computers without modification
compatible software - application software programs that share common conventions so they can be utilized together
computer-aided design, CAD - software used in art and architecture and engineering and manufacturing to assist in precision drawing
freeware - software that is provided without charge
groupware - software that can be used by a group of people who are working on the same information but may be distributed in space
operating system, OS - (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services
computer program, computer programme, programme, program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
subprogram, subroutine, procedure, routine, function - a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
shareware - software that is available free of charge; may be distributed for evaluation with a fee requested for additional features or a manual etc.
shrink-wrapped software - software on CD-ROMs that are boxed and shrink-wrapped and sold in stores (implying a widely supported standard platform)
spyware - computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent
supervisory software - specialized programs that reside permanently in the computer's main memory and control the processing of user's programs
software documentation, documentation - program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs
database management system, DBMS - a software system that facilitates the creation and maintenance and use of an electronic database
upgrade - software that provides better performance than an earlier version did
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But while the distribution of tax preparation software via disk is generally regarded as a sale or license of property, granting access to cloud software that provides the same tax preparation functionality is generally referred to by the industry as a service, even though both transactions have the same effect for customers: they can use computer software for a fee to prepare a tax return.
While the Alice decision has not (yet) killed hundreds of thousands of patents, there has been a substantial upsurge in courts -- both federal district and federal appellate courts -- as well as the Patent Office invalidating computer software patents.
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2000-50, the IRS provided guidelines on the treatment of the costs of computer software and in Section 2 defined the term "computer software" as any program or routine (i.e., any sequence of machine readable code) that is designed to cause a computer to perform a desired function or set of functions, and the documentation required to describe and maintain that program or routine.
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For purposes of the DPAD, a taxpayer's DPGR include gross receipts derived from the lease, rental, license, sale, exchange, or other disposition of qualified production property (QPP), including computer software, that is manufactured, produced, grown, or extracted in whole or in part within the United States.
Advanced Computer Software was established back in 2008 with the takeover of Adastra Software Ltd by a firm set up by Marwyn's manager Drury Lane Capital Plc.
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1 October 2010 - UK healthcare and commercial software provider Advanced Computer Software (LON: ASW) said on Friday it had bought CareSys Software, the developer of the CareSys healthcare software, for GBP2.6m (USD4.09m/EUR3m) in cash.
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