What is Software? What are the types of Software? These are the common question which everyoe should know because almost everyone are using Software in day to day lives.We all are using software in our mobile phones, computers,etc. But some of us don’t know what is it? So in this blog I am gonna walk you through these question and some common term regarding “Softwares“.

What is software?

The word software is a noun meaning to the program and other operating information used by computers. It is the part of the computer systems which controls the another part which is “Hardware“. It can be defined as a set of programs which control the operations of computer and make the hardware run and act as an interface between the user and the computer system. Simply it enables us to interact with the computer to get our task done. A computer without software is nothing but a dump machine. Some of the common software are Microsoft windows, MS-office package, Adobe Photoshop,VLC Media player, Google chrome, etc.
Types of Computer Software:
Software are divided into two categories. They are:

  1. Application Software
  2. System Software

System Software

A system software are the programs which controls internal computer operations and make best use of hardware. The internal operations are the operations which works at lower level and makes our computer work. Some internal operations are reading data from input devices, transmitting processed information to the output devices, checking system component, converting instruction into understandable form, etc.
Types of System Software
The system software can be divided into two categories. They are

  1. Operating System
  2. Language processors
  3. Utility Software
    Note: The topics will be cover in upcoming blogs.

Application Software

It is a set of programs necessary to carry out operations for a specific task. It can be defined as the software which are developed by the computer programmers to perform a specific task like Image Editing, Word Processing, Video Player, Web Browsers, Billing, financial accounting, etc. Some common application software are Adobe Photoshop, MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-Powerpoint, Google Chrome, VLC media player,etc.
Types of Application Software:
It is divided into three types. They are:-

  1. General Purpose Application Software
  2. Specefic Purpose Application Software
  3. Custumised Software / Bespoke Software
    Note: These topics will be cover in upcoming blogs.

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