Definition of Software• Software means computer instructions or data.Anything that can be stored electronically issoftware.• Computer hardware refers to the physical partsof a computer and related devices.
Definision of Hardware• hardware is a component of computer thatserves to support the computer systems.
Categories of software• System softwareSystems software includes the operating system and allthe utilities that enable the computer to function• Application softwareApplications software includes programs that do realwork for users. For example, wordprocessors, and database management systems fallunder the category of applications software.
Categories of Hardware• Internal hardwareThe internal hardware parts of a computer areoften referred to as components such asmotherboards, hard drives, and RAM.• External hardwareexternal hardware devices are usuallycalled peripherals such as monitors, keyboards,mice, printers, and scanners.
The Function of Software• Identifying program• Setting up the application program so that allwork equipment system is well controlled• organize and make the work more efficient• As the interaction between the hardware and theuser
The Function of Hardware• Input divice• Process device• Output device• Backing Storage• Periferal