Various categories of Software.

Q1. What are the various categories of software?

Ans. There are broadly two categories of software:

  1. 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.
  2. Application Software. An application software is the set of programs necessary to carry out operations of a specified application.
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