Q8. Compares packages and utilities.
Ans. Applications may be numerous (from thousands to millions of them), it is not feasible to design software for each one of them. Rather some general software design that may be used by individual users in the manner it suits their needs and requirements. Search general- applications software is known as packages.
Utilities are those helpful programs that ensure the smooth functioning of the program. Utilities are meant to assist your computer. Some utilities help you backup data; some help remove outdated files or recovered data that has been accidentally erased. Some make it easier to find and arrange the information you need. And some help you avoid virus attacks or clean viruses if any. In other words, the utility programs perform housekeeping functions.