3. Software

Software are the applications and programming instructions needed to make the computer hardware do useful work.

software exampleSome examples of systems software which tells the computer what to do:

  • Operating System
  • Utilities
  • User Interface

Some examples of application software which allow you to do your work:

  • Word processors such as Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel
  • Databases such as Microsoft Access
  • Specialist applications.







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