Introduction to Software



  • Software is a component of a computer that has no physical presence.
  • The different categories of software are:
        1. Application Software: are designed to allow the user of the system complete a specific task or set of tasks. Example: games, word editors, image editors, web browsers etc.
        2. System Software:  is the software used to manage and control the hardware components and which allow interaction between the hardware and the other types of software.  Example: Operating System.
        3. Utility Software: are one which user installs as per its wish and requirement. They are not mandatory for basic functioning of computer.                                                  Example:  is software such as anti-virus software, firewalls etc.

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