A computer software is a set or collection of programs, procedures, and related or associated documentation to perform specific task inside a computer system.
Here are the list of some popular computer software:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Notepad etc.
Types of Computer Software
Basically there are two types of computer software as given below:
- System Software
- Application Software
Let's briefly define both the types of computer software one by one.
System software is a collection of programs that are created or designed to control the operation of a computer system.
System software are basically designed to:
- run other computer software (application software)
- communicate with peripheral devices such as PenDrives, Memory Cards, Printers, Mouses, Keyboards etc.
- develop some other type of software
- monitor the use of various computer hardware (devices) such as memory, CPU etc.
Here are some of the popular examples of system software:
- Windows 7
- Windows 10
- OS/2 etc.
Application software is also a collection of programs, but the collection of programs are created or designed to carry out or perform operations for a specified applications or tasks.
Here are the list of some popular application softwares:
- Adobe Reader
- MX Player
- VLC Media Player etc.
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