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    What is the exact meaning of Software?

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    Hi friend,

    Meaning of Software

    Software is related to term hardware or we can say both can be described with help of each other . Software is basically program written by programmer to be run on hardware for specific purpose. The purpose related with software can be any solution to problem. Software can be collection of different modules or programs written by programmer.

    It can also be assumed as collection of all these......

    Software=programs+ procedures+algorithms

    Types of software's
    • System software
    • Programming software
    • Application software

    Good Luck..!!




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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    Software is a general term for the various kinds of programs used to operate computers and related devices.
    Software is often divided into application software (programs that do work users are directly interested in) and system software (which includes operating systems and any program that supports application software).

    Best of luck

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    Software is the main in the world. Without software we don't do anything fast and efficient. SOFTWARE IS DEFINED AS THE SET OF PROGRAMS OR COLLECTION OF CODINGS TO PERFORM A PARTICULAR OR SPECIFIED TASK

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    Computer software, or just software,
    It is nothing Just -
    It is a collection of computer programs
    and Functions and related data
    that provide the instructions for telling a computer what to do and how to do it.

    Generally it is of two types-
    1)
    System software
    2)
    Application software

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    hello sir/madam
    what is the meaning of software
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_dyDx0KTZyP...e-hardware.png

    hii, the meaning of software is"set of programs written to run some thing on the hardware">there are many types of softwares like the windows ,linux, all the social netwrorking sites are been made from the softwares.
    To make a software we need to write code, using many programming languages like,

    **C,C++.
    **JAVA/JEE.
    **DOT NET.
    **SQL.
    **ORACLE.
    **PHP.

    There is lots of demand to the IT industry if you learn to write programs then you will be called as an,http://www.chennaiinfo.com/classifie...e-engineer.jpg.

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    Software is also called Application in many terms.It is the main component of computer system to run with the help of Operating system, It is of two types :

    Application software : which is used to run the program like Notepad,excel,powerpoint etc..

    System software : Through which system run the program in Operating System.

    And if you want to become software Engineer then I suggest you to do either BCA and MCA or BSC and MSC or MCA.
    Good luck.

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    HELLO FRIEND,
    The exact definition for the word software is (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory!!!

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    Dear friend,

    software is the base of the IT field, today all type of the things you are looking in computer are the software, this operating system which you use to run the computer is a software. and all the things like you run all the audio and video in the famous VLC player, is a software.

    so there is a huge coding and different different modules of program behind this software.
    software is a collection of interrelated programs and which is run on a system.
    software is of two types :-

    system software
    application software.

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    Software means programs which are used for a perticular work with the help of harware.So program written in the form of coding and it can describe with the help of hardware.
    Software is the main object of computer.Software is a program which can used to do work on harware.

    Software mainly two types.

    1.Application software
    2.System software

    Software can be describe with the help of coding and algoriths.

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    Computer software, or just software,
    It is nothing Just -
    It is a collection of computer programs
    and Functions and related data
    that provide the instructions for telling a computer what to do and how to do it.

    Generally it is of two types-
    1)System software
    2)Application software

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    hii, the meaning of software is"set of programs written to run some thing on the hardware">there are many types of softwares like the windows ,linux, all the social netwrorking sites are been made from the softwares.
    To make a software we need to write code, using many programming languages like,

    **C,C++.
    **JAVA/JEE.
    **DOT NET.
    **SQL.
    **ORACLE.
    **PHP.

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    Meaning of Software

    Software is related to term hardware or we can say both can be described with help of each other . Software is basically program written by programmer to be run on hardware for specific purpose. The purpose related with software can be any solution to problem. Software can be collection of different modules or programs written by programmer.

    It can also be assumed as collection of all these......

    Software=programs+ procedures+algorithms

    Types of software's
    System software
    Programming software
    Application software

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    hello friend,

    software is collection of programs that can perform a task.It can be dependent on the hardware function that has used.
    It can be classified into two types
    *Application Software
    *System Software

    *Application software is nothing but that can perform a specfic task like calculator,notepad and also a antivirus...etc



    *System software contains number of procedure and function codes that can be formed into a packages and extract in the operating system in DLL that is Direct Linked Library Files these files are installed in the computer with the help of operating system.


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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    Dear friend,

    Software, is a collection of computer programs and related data that provide the instructions for telling a computer what to do and how to do it.

    Software cannot be touched, they are not things but programs that only run on the computers.

    They are of three main types:
    • System software
    • Application Software
    • Programming software

    Examples of softwares:
    • Paint
    • Windows
    • C++
    • Games
    • etc...

    Hope you get the answer!!!

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    Dear freind the term which you are asking has becone now very common in use.Well if you had asked so software is that which is used to operate the computer or any machine programmes.The basic need of computer,laptop is software because without software they will not even start.To start up computer we need operating software.And yes it can also be relate with hardware.Today there are many softwares which had established their importance in our daily life.There are many peoples who missuse the software for their needs,which is not right.

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

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    hello sir/madam
    what is the meaning of software
    Hi


    Computer is a device, which makes human work easier. So basically what it does is listen and follow our commands.

    Now from outside, the hardware of a computer is mere plastic, some complex circuits, a mouse, keyboard which are called the input peripherals by which we talk to the computer, RAM, Memory, Screen where we see the output .. etc.


    But actually what is the medium which is carrying our input commands to the internal brain of the computer? Its the SOFTWARE.

    A software is something which is human programmed, and so that it can perform different tasks of its own, and then command the computer to produce outputs accordingly.

    Some of the examples of Software's are : WINDOWS, MAC, VLC, Gtalk, Games we play, Yahoo messenger, Weather forecast bar, Web browsers, etc.

    All these are pre programmed by the Software engineers.


    Hope this helps

    All the best.

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    Hi,

    Software is a collection of programs and related data that provides the instructions for telling a computer what to do and how to do it. Software is a set of Programs or algorithms , procedures and its documentation concerned with the operation of the system.

    Software performs the functions of the program which it implements, either by providing direct instructions to the computer hardware or by serving as input to the another piece of software. The Comparision between hardware and software is that hardware can be touched and flt but software cannot be touched.



    It is also sometimes used in a narrow sense, meaning application software only. Sometimes the term includes data that has not traditionally been associated with computers, such as film, tapes, and records.

    Types of Software:

    System Software
    Application Software
    Programming Software

    System Software:

    It provides the basic functions for computer usage and helps run the computer hardware and system.
    It includes Combinations like:
    • Operating systems
    • Servers
    • Utilities
    • Window systems

    Application Software:

    It is used to perform any task that benefits from computation. The different types of Application software's are:
    • Business software
    • Computer-aided design
    • Databases
    • Decision-making software
    • Educational software
    • Image editing

    Program Software

    It provides tools in assisting the programmers to write programs. The differnet types of program software are:
    • Compilers
    • Debuggers
    • Interpreters
    • Linkers
    • Text editors

    All the best

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    hello sir/madam
    what is the meaning of software
    Hello friend...



    Meaning of Software :

    -->Software is a collection of interrelated data and programs

    *Software is a collection of

    -->set of Program
    -->procedures

    *Generally a software is is collection of instruction which are used to develop a game or any program.These software are used to perform various functions in the PC

    Software differentials

    -->System Software -->Application Software -->Programming Software


    Software related Courses

    -->Computer science Engineering

    -->MCA(Master of Computer Applications)


    All the best

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    In technical terms a Software is basically a interface that connects the system and the user.Or in simple language we can say
    that it is a a part of the entire system which behaves as the face of the computer system.There are various kinds of
    softwares which can be broadly classified into two categories which are as follows:
    1)System software
    2)Application software
    It is a very important component of a computer system without which is it difficult to even imagine that we can use a computer for its various purposes.

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    software is collection of programs that can perform a task.It can be dependent on the hardware function that has used.
    It can be classified into two types
    *Application Software
    *System Software

    *Application software is nothing but that can perform a specfic task like calculator,notepad and also a antivirus...etc

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    software is collection of programs that can perform a task.It can be dependent on the hardware function that has used.
    It can be classified into two types
    *Application Software
    *System Software

    *Application software is nothing but that can perform a specfic task like calculator,notepad and also a antivirus...etc

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    Hi dude,

    SOFTWARE:-

    Software is a general term for the various kinds of programs used to operate computers and related devices.

    Software can be thought of as the variable part of a computer and hardware the invariable part.

    Software is often divided into application software and system software .

    The term middleware is sometimes used to describe programming that mediates between application and system software or between two different kinds of application software.

    An additional and difficult-to-classify category of software is the utility, which is a small useful program with limited capability.

    Some utilities come with operating systems. Like applications, utilities tend to be separately installable and capable of being used independently from the rest of the operating system.

    Software can be purchased or acquired as shareware , liteware , freeware , public domain software , and open source.

    Software is often packaged on CD-ROMs and diskettes.

    Today, much purchased software, shareware, and freeware is downloaded over the Internet.

    A new trend is software that is made available for use at another site known as an application service provider.


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    Re: What is the exact meaning of Software?

    hi,

    Computer instructions or data. Anything that can be stored electronically is software. The storage devices and display devices are hardware.

    The terms software and hardware are used as both nouns and adjectives. For example, you can say: "The problem lies in the software," meaning that there is a problem with the program or data, not with the computer itself. You can also say: "It's a software problem."

    The distinction between software and hardware is sometimes confusing because they are so integrally linked. Clearly, when you purchase a program, you are buying software. But to buy the software, you need to buy the disk (hardware) on which the software is recorded.

    Software is often divided into two categories:

    systems software : Includes the operating system and all the utilities that enable the computer to function.

    applications software : Includes programs that do real work for users. For example, word processors, spreadsheets, and database management systems fall under the category of applications software.

    all the best...

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