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Presentation on different kinds of software

  1. 1. Name:- Nitish Xavier Tirkey F.Y.BCA Date:- 4th October, 2010
  2. 2.  Introduction Types of software Conclusion
  3. 3.  A computer cannot do anything on its own. It must be instructed to do a job desired by us. The term software refers to a set of computer program, procedures, and associated documents describing the program, and how they are to be used. A software package is a group of program that solve a specific problem or perform a specific type of work
  4. 4.  Software can be divided into two major categories:- (1). System software (2). Application software
  5. 5.  System software is a set of one or more programs designed to control the operation and extend the processing capability of a computer system. The program which included in a system software package are called system programs Some commonly known types of system software are: (1). Operating systems:- Operating system software takes care of effective and efficient utilization of all hardware and software components of a computer system. (2). Programming language translators:- It transforms the instructions prepared by programmers in a programming language into a form that can be interpreted and executed by a computer system. (Contd..)
  6. 6. (3). Communication software:- In a network environmentcommunication software enables transfer of data and programsfrom one computer system to another.(4). Utility programs:- Utility programs are a set of programs thathelp users in system maintenance tasks, and in performing tasksof routine nature.
  7. 7.  Application software is a set of one or more programs designed to solve a specific problem, or do a specific task. The programs included in an application software package are called application program. Some commonly known application software are:- (1). Word-processing software:- It make use of a computer for creating, editing, viewing, formatting, storing, retrieving, and printing documents. (2). Spreadsheet software:- Spreadsheet software is a numeric- data-analysis tool that allows us to create a kind of computerized ledger. (Contd..)
  8. 8. (3). Database software:- A database is a collection of related datastored and treated as a unit for information retrieval purposes.(4). Graphics software:- It enables us to a computer system forcreating, editing, drawings, pictures, graphs, etc.(5). Education software:- Education software allows a computerto be used as a teaching and learning tool.(6). Entertainment software:- It allows a computer to be used asan entertainment tool.
  9. 9.  Without system software we cannot run the computer and without application software we cannot do the work on the computer. For running the running the computer we need software.