SOFTWARE & ITS TYPES.

SOFTWARE & ITS TYPES.

By the end of this chapter students shall be able to understand the concepts related to :-

  • Computer Software & it’s types.
  • Application software (General purpose, Word Processing, Graphic & Multimedia software.)
  • System Software (Operating System & its functions, language processor, Utility Software.)
  • Special Purpose Application software.

LESSON CONNECT

Computer system comprises of two main components Hardware (physical) and Software (non – physical) or set of instructions.

But do you know that as per requirement we have various types of computer hardware like for personal work we have PC or desktop computer, on the other side we have Super computer like ‘PARAM’ which is for complex and big calculation. Their hardware is also different. Similarly for different types of tasks we have separate software like System software, application software etc.

READ

Software is the set of programs (instructions) that tell a computer what to do”

There are two types of software :

  1. System software
  2. Application software

Let’s learn a little more about the types of software.

VIDEO

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System software is a type of computer program that is designed to run a computer's hardware and application programs. System software is of three main types :

  1. Operating system
  2. Language processor
  3. Utility software

 An application is any program, or group of programs, that is designed for the end user. Applications software (also called end-user programs) include such things as database programs, word processors, Web browsers and spreadsheets.

Lets watch the video given below to learn more about the types of software.

VIDEO

READ

Go through Operating system (which is a system software) given on page no. 17 along with it’s functions.

The main program in any computer machine is not what we are using. It is the operating system which makes all the things possible like saving, searching, moving, copying files and folders and controlling other attached devices like printer etc.

LESSON CONCLUSION

Make a list of all the software which you see or remember in your school computer. Categorize them either they are application software or system software.

TASK

1. Draw the Types of Software chart given on page no. 16.

2. On page no. 20, 21 & 22 Sec-A and Sec-B are given, please read and try to solve them separately in rough notebook.

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TASK

Download PDF CLASS V COMPUTER CH 2.pdf

REFERENCE

Download PDF Cloud bk 5-ch 2.pdf

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