What is Computer software? Different types of software?


Friends, do you know what is Computer software? and different types of software? How to Create a Computer Software? almost everyone knows about software and hardware because in today’s time there is hardly any person who does not have a Smartphone, and he does not know about the software. Because mobile and computer have become the need of everyone, without which we do not do any work.

But a few years ago we did not even know about hardware and software when we were children. But after the advent of computer, our life changed and all our work has become based on computer and mobile. Due to which everyone is becoming lazy. But it would not be wrong to say that after the advent of computer and mobile, our life has become very easy.

But friends, what is software? you all know this in general, because we all are using them. But today in this post I am going to give you complete information about the software, what is software? How does the software work? How many types of they? And how a software Create?

We have told you about software in the previous post, if you have not read that post, then by clicking on the link What is Hardware? You will get all the details about it. So friends, let’s get started knowing about software without wasting a second.

What is Computer software?


What Is Computer Software?

Software is that group of many programs, which instruct the computer to complete a task, it gives the user the ability to work on the computer. Computer hardware is an inanimate object without software.

We cannot see the software with our eyes nor can we touch it with our hands. Because it has no physical form. It can only be felt and understood. If the software is not installed in your computer, then computer will remain a box made of metal. Which you won’t be able to use. Because all the tasks we do in our computer. All of them are done through software only.

These are examples of some software – Google Chrome, Photoshop, MS-WORD, VLC Player, UC Browser etc. Which enables you to do different tasks on the computer.

different types of software

Types of software

There are three types of software –  System software, Application software and Utility software.

System software – What is System Software ?

System software is the software that controls the hardware and allow to do work between hardware and software. In simple words it’s a software that work in running of hardware. There are many types of System software and some are below-

1. Operating System

2. Device Drivers

Operating System – What is Operating System ?

Operating System is a computer program that helps to run other computer programs, Operating System acts as an intermediary between the user and the computer. It explains the task given by us to the computer.

Names of Operating Systems that you must know –

  • Windows OS
  • Mac OS
  • Linux
  • Android

 Device Drivers

A driver is a special program that connects input and output components to the computer so that it can communicate with the computer. Like – Audio Drivers, Graphic Drivers, Motherboard Drivers etc.

Utility software – What is Utility Software

Utility software is a computer system program that helps in analysis, configuration, optimization and maintenance of the computer. These system software comes with most operating systems and some are also installed separately. like; Disk Defragmenter, Antivirus, Screen Saver etc. is utility software.

Some programs protect the computer from undesirable software and some repair the computer and increase the efficiency of the computer and help to make it more functional.

Examples of Utility software

  • Disk Defragmenter
  • System Profilers
  • Virus Scanner
  • Anti virus
  • Disk Checker
  • Disk Cleaner etc.

Application software – What is Application software

Application software is the software that works to connect the user and the computer. This software is very useful for the computer, if there is no application software in the computer, then we cannot do any work on the computer, without application software, the computer is just a box. There are many programs under Application Software which are as follows

  • Photoshop
  • Google Chrome
  • Photoshop
  • MS-Office
  • VLC Player
  • UC Browser

Importance of  software

Friends, as we know that Computer is a group of Hardware and Software if software is removed from it. So the computer will remain like an box. This box will not work till that time, Unless the Operating System Software is loaded in it. This means that to do any work in the computer, it is necessary to have Operating System Software. Apart from the operating system, we also need some other software to operate the computer.

For example – Google Chrome, Photoshop, MS-WORD, VLC Player, UC Browser etc. Apart from this, if your computer becomes infected with a virus, then you will need utility software. In this way, you will need different software for different tasks in the computer. Now you must have understood that how much software is required to operate the computer.

How to Create a Computer Software?

Friends, after knowing all this, let’s know how this software is Create? Creating software is a bit difficult task. Because to do this work, you must have knowledge of Programming Languages, only then you can create a software! Many programming languages ​​have been developed to make software. By which you can create software for different needs. Friends, we can not learn all programming languages, but to start you can do software coding by learning C, C ++, Java, PHP language.

The C language is used to develop systems applications, which are used to integrate with other operating systems such as Windows, UNIX and Linux, as well as embedded software applications in graphics packages, word processors, Spreadsheets, operating system development, database systems, compilers, assemblers, network drivers and interpreters are used.

The C++ language is used to create computer programs and packaged software, such as games, office applications, graphics, video editors and operating systems.

Java is a General Purpose Programming Language. They are used for software and application development. java is a high level programming language. A powerful web application can be created with the help of Java Script, JSP (Java Server Pages) and java.

PHP Language is an open-source scripting language that is used to create and design web pages, which can work dynamically and effectively with databases.

Some common questions and answers related to computer software.

Q.1. What is software and examples?

ANS : software is something that we can’t touch or see and which gives instructions to computer and make its hardware run. Example- Excel, Windows, Photoshop, Google Chrome, MS-Office, VLC Player, UC Browser etc.

Q.2. What are the 3 types of computer software ?

ANS : 3 types of software are :- system software, utility software, and application software.

Q.3. What is the difference between hardware and software?

ANS : A hard is physical component of a computer like keyboard, mouse, mother board, graphic card, etc. Whereas software is something that we can’t touch or see and which gives instructions to computer and make its hardware run. Example- Excel, Windows, Photoshop, Google Chrome, MS-Office, VLC Player, UC Browser etc.

Q.4. What is the most used computer software?

ANS : Some of computer software that we use everyday. Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and Outlook, McAfee Antivirus, Adobe PDF, etc.

Friends, now you must have understood that what is computer software? What are the types of software and how are they made? How did you like this post and what did you learn from this post? And if you still have any problem then you can also ask by commenting and share this post with your friends too. So that they too can get the right information about the software. Thank you.

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