Software and Operating System



Software: Software is the part of the computer system which enables the hardware to operate.  Computer software can be divided into two major classifications:
=> System software
=> Application software
         
System software includes the computer programmes that run a computer system itself or that assist a computer in running application programmes. It also includes the documentation that describes how these programs operate. System software consists of:
=> Operating system
=> Utilities.

Operating System: An Operating System (OS) is an integrated set of specialized programs which permit the continuous operation of a computer from one program to the next with minimum amount of operator intervention.

Through the OS the computer can supervise its own operations by automatically calling in the applications programs, translating any other special service programs, and managing the data to produce the desired output.

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