Software Classification

Q19. What are the software classifications? Discuss their functioning in brief.

Ans. Software can be broadly classified into two categories:

(a) System Software

(b) 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 three 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.

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

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