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What is a Computer Software and Types of Computer Software

Nuelson Penuel Sunday, August 21, 2022 Technology

 
In this article, you will learn about what is software and types of software.

What is Software

A software is a computer program that uses instructions specified by the developer to control the computer hardware when performing any task. In other words, it tells the computer what to do, how to do it and when to output tye results.

Types of Computer Software

1) System Software System software is the major software that controls the flow and operation of the computer system. It coordinate the activities of the computer hardware and all installed applications. Examples of system software are the operating system, BIOS, device drivers, assembler, Boot program. 2) Application Software This is a type of software that is basically developed for end users operation. It can be easily installed and uninstalled anytime by the system user. This type of software is developed to solve a specific problem. Examples of application software are Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Adope Photoshop, Notepad, WordPad e.t.c. 3) Programming Software As the name implies, it is a software that programmers or application developers used for inventing or creating application software. Simply put, it is a software through which other software are created. It enables the programmer to give some set of instructions otherwise called codes that the computer system will follow in solving the designated task. Examples of this are Visual Basic.Net, Java, NetBean, C++, C#, Python, Fortran e.t.c

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