Q19. What are the software classifications? Discuss their functioning in brief.
Ans. Software can be broadly classified into two categories:
(a) System Software
(b) Application Software
System Software represents the set of programs that govern the operation of a computer system and make the hardware run.
System software can be broadly classified into three categories:
- Operating System
- Language Processors
An operating system is a program which acts as an interface between a user and the hardware (that is, all computer resources).
Language processor is a program which converts program written in high level language to machine level language.
Application Software is the set of programs necessary to carry out operations for a specified application.