Q1. What are the various categories of software?
Ans. There are broadly two categories of software:
- System Software.This type of software controls internal computer operations. The system software can further be classified in two categories:
- Operating System. An operating system is a program which acts as an interface between a user and the hardware.
- Language Processor. This program is responsible for converting a HLL code (High Level Language code) into machine understandable form.
- Application Software. An application software is the set of programs necessary to carry out operations of a specified application.