Types of software

April 28, 2009 at 00:15:12
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Types of software
Practical computer systems divide software systems into three major classes: system software, programming software and application software, although the distinction is arbitrary, and often blurred.


System software

System software helps run the computer hardware and computer system. It includes:
device drivers,
operating systems,
servers,
utilities,
windowing systems,


The purpose of systems software is to unburden the applications programmer from the details of the particular computer complex being used, including such accessory devices as communications, printers, readers, displays, keyboards, etc. And also to partition the computer's resources such as memory and processor time in a safe and stable manner.


Programming software

Programming software usually provides tools to assist a programmer in writing computer programs, and software using different programming languages in a more convenient way. The tools include:
compilers,
debuggers,
interpreters,
linkers,
text editors,

An Integrated development environment (IDE) is a single application that attempts to manage all these functions.


Application software

Application software allows end users to accomplish one or more specific (not directly computer development related) tasks. Typical applications include:
industrial automation,
business software,
computer games,
telecommunications, (ie the internet and everything that flows on it)
databases,
educational software,
medical software,

Application software exists for and has impacted a wide variety of topics.
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#1
April 28, 2009 at 04:48:47
OMG not another post stolen (plagiarized) from the Wikipedia.

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#2
April 28, 2009 at 14:23:05
mukesh, what's your point?

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April 28, 2009 at 20:17:42
With some level of subterfuge, boondoggling can be passed off as drudgery, insofar as you give a wide berth to XP/VistaUser ;-)

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