Computer Software

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what Computer Do

For basic functions of computers include:

  • Receive input
  • Process information
  • Store information
  • Produce output

Computer Software divided into three categories

  • Software As Applications
  • Programming Software
  • Software as OS


Application Software

Application software is different to system software. They allow you to do your every day tasks on a computer such as sending an e-mail, writing a letter, making a poster or downloading a web page. It is work through the operating system to gain access to the hardware. Typical software application that you might use are:

  • Word processors = MS Word, Open Office, Note pad etc.
  • Spreadsheet Software = MS Excel, Open Office Calc
  • Graphics Software = MS paint, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw etc.
  • Web Design Software = Adobe Dreamweaver,

Business are probably the biggest users of application software, but almost every field of human activity now uses some form of application software.


Programming Software

It is usually provides tools to assist a programmer in writing programs and software using different programming language in a more convenient way. The tools include text editors, compilers, interpreters, linker, debugger and so on. An Integrated Development Environment marge those tools into a software bundle, and a programmer may not need to type multiple commands for compiling, interpreter, debugging etc. Because Integrated Development Environment usually has an advanced graphical user interface.

Operating Software (OS)

An OS is a program which controls the execution of application programs and acts as interface between the applications and the computer hardware. OS serve the bridge between the application software and computer hardware.

It can thought of having two objectives:

  1. Convenience : Makes a computer more convenient to use or operate.
  2. Efficiency : Allows any types of computer system resources to be used in an efficient manner.

Some function of OS

  • Process management
  • memory management
  • Device management
  • Application interface
  • Storage management
  • User interface
  • Security
  • Networking


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