What is Software? What's the Difference Between Software and Hardware?



Software makes the world go ‘round — on your computer, at least. Watch to learn more about what exactly software is and how software runs computer operations.

At its core, software is a set of instructions that tell a computer how to work. Almost everything you interact with on your computer is fueled by software — from spreadsheets to apps to games. Software runs on top of hardware, or the physical parts of a computer.

Software typically falls into two main categories: application software — like word processors and web browsers — or system software — like the operating system that supports application software. And, middleware is sometimes used to describe programs that mediate between the two.

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January 11th, 2021 by