Types of Hardware and Software
Hardware is the machine itself and its various individual equipment. It includes all mechanical, electronic and magnetic devices such as:
4. CPU (Cabinet Box)
7. Speakers & Sound Box
8. Hard Disk
15. Graphics Card
Software refers to the set of computer programs, procedures that describe the programs, and who they are to be used. We can say that it is the collection of programs, which increases the capabilities of the Hardware.
Types of Software:
Computer Software is normally classified into two main categories:
i. System Software
ii. Application Software
System Software or Operating System:
You know that a program is a set of instructions that has to be fed to the computer for the operation of the computer system as a whole. When you switch on the computer, the programs written into ROM are executed which activates different units of your computer. It makes it ready for you to work on it. This set of programs is called System Software or Operating System (OS).
ii. MAC OS
Application Software is a set of programs to carry out operations for a specific application. It is very useful for Text Processing, Financial & Accounting, Banking, Animation, Graphics-Designing, Photo and Video Editing, etc.
vi. Corel-Draw Graphics-Suite
vii. Adobe Photoshop
viii. Pinnacle Studio