The purpose of system software (any form of middleware) is to make it easy for applications to run on a variety of hardware.
If you have a piece of software that only ever needs to run on a single computer configuration, it could be appropriate for the application to control the hardware directly.
What is the need of system software?
System software is a collection of programs that supports computer operations. It is closely tied to computer architecture. By taking care of basic tasks such as input, output and data storage, system software allows application developers to focus on specific tasks their software needs to accomplish.
What is software and why is it important?
Software engineering is important because specific software is needed in almost every industry, in every business, and for every function. It becomes more important as time goes on –if something breaks within your application portfolio, a quick, efficient, and effective fix needs to happen as soon as possible.
Why is software required?
Computer hardware and software require each other and neither can be realistically used on its own. The majority of software is written in high-level programming languages. They are easier and more efficient for programmers because they are closer to natural languages than machine languages.