Computer Software.

A Computer is really a system of many parts working together. Each component of a computer is either called hardware and software. The physical parts which we can see , touch, feel are collectively called Hardware. microphone, speakers, and webcam etc. connected to it that are used to input and output the data are hardware. peripheral devices are hardware devices that are connected to the motherboard but not part of the main computer system and were added later to the system

Software is a set of instructions, data or programs used to operate computers and execute  tasks. It is the opposite of hardware, which describes the physical aspects of a computer.

The User interacts primarily with application software. system software enable the application software to interact with the computer hardware. system software is “background” software that helps the computer to manage its own internal resources. it is not single program. Rather it is a collection of programs, including the operating system.

Operating System lies in the category of system software. It basically manages all the resources of the computer. An operating system acts as an interface between the software and different parts of the computer or the computer hardware. The operating system is designed in such a way that it can manage the overall resources and operations of the computer.

Operating System is a fully integrated set of specialized programs that handle all the operations of the computer. It controls and monitors the execution of all other programs that reside in the computer, which also includes application programs and other system software of the computer. Examples of Operating Systems are Windows, Linux, Mac OS, etc.

What is an Operating System.

The operating system helps in improving the computer software as well as hardware. Without OS, it became very difficult for any application to be user-friendly. The Operating System provides a user with an interface that makes any application attractive and user-friendly. The operating System comes with a large number of device drivers that make OS services reachable to the hardware environment. Each and every application present in the system requires the Operating System. The operating system works as a communication channel between system hardware and system software. The operating system helps an application with the hardware part without knowing about the actual hardware configuration. It is one of the most important parts of the system and hence it is present in every device, whether large or small device.



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