Software is the programs that are run on computer hardware. There are two different types of software: systems software and applications software.
What is software?
The physical parts of the computer
The programs that run on a computer
The place where data is stored on a computer
What are the two main types of software?
Systems software and applications software
Input software and output software
Data software and processing software
What is hardware?
A programming language
What does systems software do?
Helps run and maintain the computer
Performs everyday tasks on the computer
Programs the computer
What is the biggest part of systems software?
The operating system
Which of the following are tasks that the operating system would perform?
Managing the use of memory
What is a user interface?
A hardware device used to store data
A way of interacting with a computer or device
Part of the CPU
What is applications software?
Software used to do everyday tasks on the computer
Software that helps run and maintain the computer
Software that programs the computer
Which of these is an example of applications software?
What is general purpose software?
Software that carries specific tasks
Software that carries out lots of different tasks