Software Classifications And Their Functioning.

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

Ans. Software can be broadly classified into two categories:

  1. System Software,
  2. Application Software.
  3. 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:
  4. Operating System,
  5. Language Processors.
  6. An operating system is a program which acts as an interface between a user and the hardware (that is, all computer resources).A Language processor is a program which converts program written in high level language to machine level language.
  7. Application Software is the set of programs necessary to carry out operations for a specified application.
  • Operating System,
  • Language Processors.
  • An operating system is a program which acts as an interface between a user and the hardware (that is, all computer resources).
  • A Language processor is a program which converts program written in high level language to machine level language.
  1. Application Software is the set of programs necessary to carry out operations for a specified application.

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