AIOU SOLVED ASSIGNMENT 2 CODE 1431 ICT
Computer software is a general term that describes computer programs. Related terms such as software programs, applications, scripts, and instruction sets, all fall under the category of computer software.
Software means computer instructions or data. Anything that can be stored electronically is software, in contrast to storage devices and display devices which are called hardware.
Organized information in the form of operating systems, utilities, programs, and applications that enable computers to work.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SYSTEM SOFTWARE AND APPLICATION SOFTWARE.
SYSTEM SOFTWARE is computer software designed to operate the computer hardware and to provide a platform for running application software. Example of system software: Microsoft Windows, Apple OS.
APPLICATION SOFTWARE: also known as an application or an “app” is designed to perform specific data processing or computation tasks for the user. These programs are specifically designed to meet end-user requirements. (e.g. spreadsheets, word processors, media players and database applications). Example of application software: Microsoft word, Apple iTunes.
The difference between system software and application software is that, system software can run independently of the application software, while application software cannot run without the presence of the system software. System software get installed when the operating system is installed on the computer, while application software is installed according to the requirements of the user.
Application software is computer software designed to help the user to perform specific tasks. While system software is computer software designed to operate the computer hardware and to provide a platform for running application software.
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