Operating systems control the computer hardware and act as an interface with application programs.
Utility software helps to manage, maintain and control computer resources.
Examples of utility programs are antivirus software, backup software and disk tools.
What is the difference between application software and utility software?
Differences in a Nutshell
An application software is a computer based program that is designed to perform some tasks that are grouped together and helps people in completing their work at faster speeds. A utility is always free if installed in the computer, whereas an application mostly paid if downloaded from the web.
How does the operating system manage software?
The operating system controls every task your computer carries out and manages system resources. At the simplest level, an operating system does two things: It manages the hardware and software resources of the system.
What is utility software give examples?
Some of the examples of the utility programs (Utilities) include: Disk defragmenters, System Profilers, Network Managers, Application Launchers, Antivirus software, Backup software, Disk repair, Disk Cleaners, Registry Cleaners, Disk Space analyzer, file manager, File Compression, Data Security and many more.
What software if any comes with the system?
Examples of system software include operating systems like macOS, Ubuntu (a Linux distribution) and Microsoft Windows, computational science software, game engines, industrial automation, and software as a service applications.