System and Application Software

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In today’s society software plays a major part of our lives. The kind of software depends on what we are trying to accomplish. Can life exist without it? Yes! But it would be difficult. Simply put we are a nation of instant gratification; we want what we want when we want it. However understanding the different roles software play in everyday life is how we identify with our computers. Let’s start by defining a few words the definition for Software means computer instructions or data. Anything that can be stored electronically is software (http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/software.html). If you are not familiar with this definition then the difference between system and application could be very confusing. The definition for Application software is a subclass of computer software that employs the capabilities of a computer directly and thoroughly to a task that the user wishes to perform (http://www.sciencedaily.com/articles/a/application_software.htm). Applications software comprises programs designed for an end user, such as word processors, database sy...
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