Computer Software

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
  • Safari
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Skype
  • Notepad etc.

Types of Computer Software

Basically there are two types of computer software as given below:

  1. System Software
  2. Application Software

Let's briefly define both the types of computer software one by one.

System Software

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:

  • MS-DOS
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 10
  • Ubuntu
  • OS/2 etc.

Application Software

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:

  • Calculator
  • Opera
  • Adobe Reader
  • WhatsApp
  • MX Player
  • VLC Media Player etc.

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