Software are the programs that we cannot touch & feel. Software comprises the entire set of programs, procedures and routines associated with the operation of a computer system. It is a set of instructions that directs a computer’s hardware to perform a task is called a program or software program without software computer is useless.
There are 2 types Software.
- System Software : It is meant to manage the computer hardware & also controls them. System Software is very important to make computer work. Because of System Software only application software works in computer. The most important part & system software is Operating System Which is called O.S.
Operating System : It is also known as O.S. The main work of O.S is to create interface between user and Hardware with help of O.S we can make our computer work. Operating System controls all the hardware & Software. Operating system is that platform of computer where all the programs run.
Operating System takes input from keyboard process the instruction & send output to the computer screen.
- Application Software: Application Software helps perform a specific set of functions for which they have been designed. It can’t run independently without the presence of system software.
Application Software like MS Office, Tally, AutoCAD etc. each application software has been created with a special purpose like : we can create document in word of MS Office, create bill excel, Tally is for accounting work etc. Application software does not directly communicate with computer instead it communicates with system software.