Questions tagged [software]

Software is the term applied to any set of instructions carried out automatically by a computer. The most familiar type of software is a software application, which is a set of instructions, or a number of instructions sets used together, designed to meet a particular need or related set of needs (e.g. a document editor, a movie player, a website browser, etc.)

5 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
14
votes
1answer
1k views

Does the average software developer not own (or has never read) a book on software development?

The book 'Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams' by Timothy Lister and Tom DeMarco makes an unreferenced claim that: "The average software developer, for example, doesn't own a single book on ...
9
votes
0answers
286 views

Are 1 in 5 pieces of software in the US unlicensed?

This BSA form claims that 1 in 5 pieces of software in the US are unlicensed. How true is it?
8
votes
0answers
248 views

Did the “Windows Web Browser Choice Screen” enforced by the EU make a difference?

In response to a EU anti-trust ruling, European Android users will soon be presented with a browser choice screen. Those of us who are old enough will remember that the same thing happened on Windows ...
4
votes
0answers
249 views

Does voice stress analysis work for Lie Detection?

There seem to be many Voice Stress analysis software available. Does vocie stress analysis work for lie detection? How reliable is it? The first one I found was a Skype plugin http://kishkish-lie-...
2
votes
0answers
133 views

Dragon NaturallySpeaking's accuracy improvement over versions

Dragon NaturallySpeaking's editor Nuance claims that Dragon 12 delivers up to a 20% improvement in out-of-box accuracy compared to Dragon 11. Nuance made similar claims in the past with previous ...