What is the differences between software and hardware?

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What is the differences between software and hardware of computers? What are the parts of hardwares and kinds of softwares? Thanks.

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What is the differences between software and hardware?


In the normal scenario, the difference between hardware and software is that hardware refers to everything that can be touched or held by your hands; on the contrary software is the opposite, it cannot be touched. The hardware I am saying when it comes to computers, are those physical interconnections and devices required to store and execute (or run) the software. While I am referring computer software to those entire computer programs which concerns on the operation of the data processing system.

The parts of the computer considered as computer hardware includes the monitor, modem, system unit like the central processing unit (CPU) and the random access memory (RAM). Those hardware that is not part of the system unit are called peripheral devices like the mouse, speaker, printer and keyboards.

Types of software’s are the system software, programming software and application software. System software is design to operate functionality of computer hardware. Programming software is used to create, debug, maintain or support other programs and application. Application software is a set of programs that allows the computer to perform a specific data processing job for the user. 

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What is the differences between software and hardware?


Hardware parts are those comprising the computers:

  • Monitor
  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • Power supply
  • System unit or tower
  • RAM
  • Processor
  • Motherboard
  • Video Card
  • Sound Card
  • DVD/CD ROM (also known as optical drive)
  • Ports
  • LAN Card (for networking)
  • PCI Card
  • Hard Drive

Software on the other hand is the program that is installed to make the computer work:

  • Operating System
  • Drivers installed
  • Game applications
  • Antivirus
  • Downloads
  • Updates

For more information about types of computer software and hardware, you may visit the following websites:

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