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Updated: Aug 25, 2021

The software is a set of instructions, data, or programs used to run computers and carry out specific tasks. It is the opposite of hardware that defines the physical properties of a computer. Software is a generic term used to refer to applications, scripts, and programs running on a device. It can be considered a variable part of a computer, while hardware is an invariant part.

There are two main categories of software, application software and system software.Application software is software that meets a specific need or performs tasks.System software is designed to run a computer's hardware and provides a platform for applications to run on it.

Among other types of software, programming tools, programming software, which provides the needs of software developers, system software and applications located between layer on Dec software, devices and Peripherals Computer that is running the driver software.

The first software was written for specific computers and sold with the hardware it was working on. In the 1980s, software began to be sold on floppy disks and later on CDs and DVDs. Currently, most software is purchased and downloaded directly over the internet.The software can be found on vendor websites or application service provider websites.


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