Software Classifications.

Q17. What are the software classifications? Discuss their functioning in brief. 

Ans. Software can be broadly classified into two categories:

  •  System Software
  • Application Software
  • System Software represents the set of programs that govern the operation of a computer system and make the hardware run.

System software can be broadly classified into two categories:

  1. Operating System
  2. Language Processors

An operating system is a program which acts as an interface between a user and the hardware (that is, all computer resources).

Language processor is a program which converts program written in high level language to machine level language.

  •  Application Software is the set of programs necessary to carry out operations for a specified application.

 

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