In contrast to hardware, the software is a non-physical entity defined by sets of rules and instructions that tell the hardware how to perform a task. In general terms, software is described as a collection of computer programs, procedures, and documentation that perform some task on a computer system.

Without software, a computer cannot do anything and becomes only a dead machine. Software is necessary for a computer system to work at the optimum level. Software is typically programmed with a user-friendly interface that allows humans to interact more and more efficiently with a computer system.

Computer Software – Computer Fundamentals and Application

In this “Computer Software – Computer Fundamentals and Application” you will learn about the following topics:

  1. Introduction to Hardware and Software
  2. Difference between Hardware and Software
  3. Logical System Architecture
  4. Compiler, Interpreter
  5. Types of Software
  6. System Software
  7. Operating System, Translating Program, Utility Software
  8. Application Software
  9. Customized or Tailored Software
  10. Packaged Software
  11. Word Processing Software, Electronic Spreadsheet Software, Presentation Software, Database Management System, Graphics Package, Personal Assistance Package, Education Software, Entertainment Software, Desktop Publishing Package
  12. Difference between System software and Application software
  13. Firmware
  14. Middleware
  15. Different Types of Middleware
  16. Remote Procedure Call, Message Oriented Middleware, Object Request Broker, SQL-oriented Data Access, Embedded Middleware

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