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Software may be defined as that part of a computer system that cannot be physically touched unlike hardware Software may be divided into two major branches 1System software This includes three divisions aOperating systems - An operating system is a piece of software that controls the computers hardware and software bUtilities - These are usually small programs that perform one or few special tasks eg file management - in windows this performed by windows explorer Some utilities are quite large virus checking cleaning package - an example would be AVG anti virus Basically utilities are tools that are used to keep your system running smoothly cProgramming languages - These are man made languages used to produce languages used to produce programs to be run on PCs or mainframe computers There are two broad divisions iLow-level languages - these are so named because they are very close in structure to the binary machine code that computers operate on ie 1s and ws the only real example of a low level language is assembly language This uses 3- letter operation codes to perform functions with - eg ADD to ADD 2 values Sto store a value This language is more like English Examples of High level languages Language Notes Basic Beginners All purpose Symbolic Instruction Code Teaching language PascalTeaching language FortranFormula translation - used for mathematical work CobolCommon business oriented language used in business C CObject oriented language used for application iiHigh - level languages - These are far away from binary code in structure and very English-like therefore easier for humans to read and use 2Applications software This produces output compared with systems which doesnt There are two main types of applications aOff the shelf eg MS Word MS EXCEL
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