Knowledge the Rooms in the House
Computer hardware cannot perform alone.
Software refers to the instructions that direct the operations of a computer.
There are two basic types of software:
-system software (controls hardware), and
-application software (performs specific tasks).
System software refers to programs designed to perform tasks associated with directly controlling and utilizing computer hardware.
-It does not accomplish specific tasks for a user, such as creating documents or analyzing data.
-System software includes:
-Operating systems (the most important type of system software),
-Data management software,
-Computer language-oriented software, and
-Utilities that help users perform various functions.
-Data management software includes:
-database and file management programs that manage data for an operating system.
-data center management programs used on large system computers that control program execution, monitor system usage, track system resources and utilization, and bill users accordingly.