Hardware is lifeless without software in a
computer. Software are programmed and coded applications to process the input
information. The software processes the data by converting the input
information into coding or programmed language. Touching and feeling the
software is not possible but we can see the functions of the software in the
form of output.
Email existed before
the World Wide Web.
Types of Software
The software is divided into two types based on
the process. They are
1. System Software (Operating System)
2. Application software
System Software (Operating system) is software that makes the hardware devices process the data inputted by the user and to display the result on the output devices like Monitor. Without the operating system, computer cannot function on its own. Some of the popular operating system are Linux, Windows, Mac, Android etc.
Application software is a program or a group of
programs designed for the benefit of end user to work on computer. The
application programs can be installed in the hard disk for the usage on a
particular computer. This type of application program completes one or more
than two works of the end user. The following are the examples of application
program: Video player, Audio player, Word processing software, Drawing tools,
Editing software, etc.