Programs run by a computer are called what?
Programs run by a computer are called software
The more RAM on your computer the faster the computer will respond when you multitask or run large programs?
Set of instructions are called programs. All the programs given to computer are first stored in backing storage device like hard disk, magnetic disk, CDs, DVDs. When user wish to run these instructions, these are loaded in Computer Primary Memory i.e. RAM. Form RAM these instructions are read by processor and run.
Your question is somewhat undefined. ( Computer software, or just software, is a collection of computer programs and related data that provides the instructions for telling a computer what to do and how to do it) Then, you'll need an operating system to run softwares (programs.) Softwares don't run, they are runned by the operating system installed on a computer.
Commands that a computer can run vary from the level from which the commands were run from. In the most general form, commands to a computer, more specifically to the microprocessor or processor of the computer are called as assembly level instructions. They are complex and directly address the processor telling what to do. A level below the assembly level instructions are know as the machine code or OP Code. They are the ones that…
Software is made by writing instructions, called a program in a computer language such as Java or Visual Basic. The program is translated into something that is understandable by a computer through a process calling compilation. Sometimes compiled programs are merged with other compiled programs or pieces of programs called libraries, through a process called linking. The compiled, linked program is fed into the computer one instruction at a time and the computer's microprocessor does…
Computer applications are basically programs or software which perform a function. An examples is Microsoft Word, which is a word processing program or application. All types of applications are being created everyday. The small programs which run on mobile devices are called "apps" which is just short form for applications. These apps are specially designed to run on those devices.
Why may a computer appear to slow down if you start running a lot of different programs at the same time?
Once you see your computer's desktop, your computer has already booted. However, this does not mean that all of your computers programs have already loaded. For some time after your computer has booted there are other programs that are still starting up. If you try to play a video game while these programs are still starting your computer will run very slow since it is trying to both run your game and start these programs…