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An application is a type of computer program that enables you to perform a particular task. You can use applications to perform one of the following tasks:
Create text documents such as letters or reports
Work with spreadsheets
Listen to music
Browse the Internet
Create, edit, or view images and videos
To perform each of these tasks, you use a different application.
To start an application, open the Applications menu and choose the application you want to start from the submenus. For more information about starting an application, see About the Applications Menu.
The following table describes the applications that exist in the desktop.
Table 5-1 Desktop Applications
Further standard desktop applications include games, music and video players, a web browser, software accessibility tools, and utilities to manage the system.