Types of Software | Computer Notes



Computer NotesThere are two types of software.

1) SYSTEM SOFTWARE OR OPERATING SYSTEM:

  •  Collection of operative programs whose purpose is to make the use of computer more effective.
  •  Without system software it’s impossible to operate computer.
  •  It deals with computer hardware.
  •  Full fills the need of hardware.
  •  Enables to start computer.
  •  Provides CPU managements.
  •  Provides memory managements.
  •  Provides storage managements.
  •  Provides data, files, networking, or input / output devices management.
  •  Two common types are :Command-Line Interfaces (CLI) Graphical User Interfaces (GUI)
  • Examples: Win 98, Win Xp, Ms-DOS, Linux, UNIX (etc)

2) APPLICATION SOFTWARE OR COMPUTER PROGRAMS:

  •  Fulfill the needs of a user.
  •  This Software is specially designed according to user’s requirement.
  •  Such as Typing a Letter, Playing Games, Preparing Payroll.
  •  Application software is normally supplied as a package, consisting of the following
  • Software supplied on Floppy Disk or CD Manual,Training material on CD or in a booklet.
  • Examples:Ms-Paint, Ms-Excel, Internet Explorer (etc)

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