System software:<br />Software that is used to control and manage computer devices and operations.<br />Example :<br />Operating system (OS) = Windows XP, Linux, Windows 7<br />Utility Program = Antivirus (AVG, Karspersky)<br />Application software:<br />Software that is used to help a user perform a task and solve a problem.<br />Example : <br />Word Processing (Ms Word)<br />Graphic Software (Adobe Photoshop)<br />
Operating system (os)<br />SYSTEM SOFTWARE<br />
What is OPERATING SYSTEM (OS)?<br /><ul><li>An operating system is a program designed to run other programs on a computer. A computer’s operating system manage both software and hardware resources.
Operating systems are responsible for everything from the control and allocation of memory to recognizing input from external devices and transmitting output to computer displays. They also manage files on computer hard drives and control peripherals, like printers and scanners.</li></li></ul><li>Type of OS:i. Stand-Alone Operating System<br />
Type of OS:iii. Embedded Operating System<br />
Function of OS :<br />Starting a computer (booting)<br />Provide a user interface<br />Command line interface<br />Menu driven interface<br />Graphical user interface<br />Managing program<br />Managing memory<br />Configuring devices<br />
User Interface<br /><ul><li>We interact with software through its user interface. User interface control how you enter data and instruction and how information is displayed on the screen.</li></li></ul><li>Command Line Interface<br />
What is Utility Program<br />Utility Program, also known as service programs, is a type of system software that allow user to perform maintenance-type tasks.<br />Usually related to manage a computer, its device or program.<br />Two type of Utility Program:<br />Built in ( windows explorer, disk cleanup, disk defragmenter)<br />Stand-alone utility (winzip, norton utility, karpersky)<br />