What is meant by software and types of software?

What is meant by software – Friends ! I referred you to the previous post “What is a computer?” I was told that computer is made up of two things 1. Software 2. Hardware. Both these things are needed for the computer to complete. You can understand from their name that software is soft and hardware is hard.

Software is the soul and hardware body of the computer, both are useless without each other. That’s why a computer needs both of them to become a computer. To understand computer it is very important to understand both of them.

I told you about hardware in a previous post, if you have read our previous post “What is Hardware?” If you haven’t read it, then definitely read it. Today we will learn about the software in this post of ours.

 

what is meant by software ?

Software – Definition of softwareThose which we can see and by which we can work but which we cannot touch, are called software. Software is used to do any work in a computer. Software is also called program.

Both software and hardware are complementary to each other, that is, hardware without software is of no use and without hardware, software is of no use. The work is done on the computer through software.

The same software is used for the work you do on the computer, like a music player is used to listen to songs in the computer and a browser is used to run the internet. Software is used to do any work in a computer. Software in computer is same as application in mobile.

 

what are the two main types of software ?

There are mainly two types of software

1. System Software
2. Application Software.

 

what is system software in computer ?

1.System Software – System software is the software that is used to run, control, and get all its parts working on a computer. Such as – Operating System (Operating System such as – Windows Xp, Linux, Mac OS X), BIOS Software, Device Driver Software (eg – Graphics Driver etc.), Assembler and Compiler Software, etc.

 

what is application software in computer ?

Application Software – Application software are those software using which we complete our work. For example, music player to play songs, photo editor to edit photos, web browser to play internet, etc.

 

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