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Computer Hardware and Software

Definition of Computer hardware This refers to the physical units or components which make up the computer configuration. The term hardware refers to the tangible parts of a computer that can be seen and touched. Examples of hardware components Monitor Motherboard CPU( Central Processing Unit) RAM( Random Access Memory) Expansion Cards Power Supply Optical Disk Drive Hard Disk Drive Keyboard Mouse.  E.t.c The Computer Hardware is divided into two: Ø  System Unit Ø  Peripheral SYSTEM UNIT The system unit contains the most vital parts of the computer. The central process unit that does the greatest part of the processing is in the system unit. The system unit includes the motherboard that holds a microprocessor chip or a CPU, memory chips and expansion slots and cards, buses and ports. Peripheral These are devices that are attached to a computer to make it useable. They perform a specific task or operation. E.g… Read More »Computer Hardware and Software

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APPLICATION SOFTWARE

APPLICATION SOFTWARE An application program (app or application for short) is a computer program designed to perform a group of coordinated functions, tasks, or activities for the benefit of the user. Examples of application include a word processor, a spreadsheet, an accounting application, a web browser, a media player, a console game or photo editor.   Application software, or simple applications, are often called productivity programs or end-user programs because they enable the user to complete tasks such as creating documents, spreadsheets, database, and publications, doing online research, sending email, designing graphics, running businesses and even play games.   Applications are programs written to carry out a specific task or set of tasks for example: word processor, spreadsheets, accounting packages, media.   Examples of application software Word Processing Software This software enables users to create and edit documents. The most popular examples of this type of software are Microsoft Word,… Read More »APPLICATION SOFTWARE

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THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE

COMPUTER SOFTWARE Computer software or simply software is any set of instructions that direct a computer to perform specific operations. Computer hardware and software require each other and neither can be realistically used without the other.   Software is a program that enables a computer to perform a specific task, as opposed to the physical components of the system (hardware). This includes application software such as a word processor, which enables a user to perform a task, and system software such as operating system, which enable other software to run with other software.   Software is a general term for the various kinds of programs used to operate computers and related devices. TYPES OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE There are two main types of software: (a) system software and (b) application software System software: system software includes the programs that are dedicated to manage the computer itself, such as the operating system… Read More »THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE

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COMPUTER SOFTWARE

COMPUTER SOFTWARE: TYPES, IMPORTANCE, FUNCTIONS AND OS Computer Software is refers to collection of programs (instructions) that cause the hardware to work. A program is a written instruction for a computer to perform a specific task. These are thousands of programs that one can run on a computer. For instance, a graphic program can be used to design an album greeting cards, a word processor can be used to type a letter, memo or term papers. Computer software is so important that without it, no computer system can work.   TYPES OF SOFTWARE Software as a whole can be divided into a number of categories based on the types of work done by the programs. Save software help the computer to operate while some help the computer to run application software. The two main categories of software are: System software Application software   System software This is a set of… Read More »COMPUTER SOFTWARE

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