Computer Software

Meaning Of Software

This refers to the series of instructions carried out by the hardware to perform certain task. Therefore, computer software composes of instruction which enable the hardware to carry out specific task, software are sometimes referred to as blood of computers E.g. when a user presses on a character on the keyboard, is the software that interprets to the computer the user’s action and it will display the corresponding character. 

Types of software

Software are categorized into two viz; system software and application software.

System software

These are system programs that come along with computer to assist in making use of hardware, thus they make computers operational e.g. operating system, translators, utility programs, database management system e.t.c  

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