Figure 2: System Software
An operating system has three main functions: (1) manage the computer’s resources, such as the central processing unit, memory, disk drives, and printers, (2) establish a user interface, and (3) execute and provide services for applications software.
What is the function of a computer software?
The other but an optional type of computer software is Programming language. Commonly referred as Operating system, System software plays a key role in computer systems. It is responsible for managing and controlling the activities and functions of computer hardware and application software.
What are the 3 types of software?
The three types of computer software’s are systems software, programming software and applications software.
What is software and its example?
Sometimes abbreviated as SW and S/W, software is a collection of instructions that enable the user to interact with a computer, its hardware, or perform tasks. Without software, most computers would be useless. The picture to the right shows a Microsoft Excel box, an example of a spreadsheet software program.