Posted by: wasaa | June 1, 2008

Software

 

         Software – also called programs – consists of organized sets of instructions for controlling the computer.

 

         Some programs exist for the computer’s use, to help it manage its own tasks and devices.

 

         Programs exist for the user, and enable the computer to perform tasks for you, such as creating documents.

 

         Software is intangible.

 

When a computer is using a particular program, it is said to be running or executing the program.

Two types of Software

  1. System software

·        Operating Systems

·        Utilities and Service Programs

 

  1. Application software
    • Programming Languages
    • Application Packages

 

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