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#1 sharpie

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 01:09 AM

between software and a program....or is there one?

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:22 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_software
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 08:52 AM

thanks, but that leaves me with even more questions. is there a simple straight to the point answer?

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 10:23 AM

As found on the web:

When you buy software, you normally buy an executable version of a program. This means that the program is already in machine language -- it has already been compiled and assembled and is ready to execute.


Not all programs are executable, is the way I read that.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 02:50 AM

I don't think there is clear definition of software or programs.

I see software as a collection of one or more objects and an object can be anything : registry, folder, subfolder, files, ...

What very important is to me that all these objects are protected against any change.
As long there is no change in these objects, my system will run properly.
That's why I don't allow any change (good or bad) in my system, unless I approve it.
Any automatic updating is turned OFF in my system.
Any object that doesn't belong in my system is removed.
I'm the boss, I decide what happens otherwise I lose control.
That's the only reason why I work with a frozen partition-C.

Most users work with a normal partition-C and they allow any change.
Any automatic updating is turned ON in their system.
Any object that doesn't belong in their system remains.
These users will always lose control and one day their dirty system doesn't work properly anymore.
They don't know what happened and can't fix it = panic, despair, anger, tears and alot of wasted time. :thumbsup:

Edited by ErikAlbert, 17 October 2010 - 02:57 AM.

ErikAlbert - "Simplicity is always brilliant" - "Every software sucks, some suck more than others."
WinXPproSP3 + Comodo Firewall + FirstDefense-ISR + Anti-Executable + Sandboxie + ShadowProtect - no scanners, no cleaners.
I remove superfluous and evil objects, not because they are there, but because they weren't there.




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