Its purpose is to unburden the application software programmer from the often complex details of the particular computer being used, including such accessories as miscommunication devices, printers, device readers, displays and keyboards, and also to partition the computer’s resources such as memory and processor time in a safe and stable man near. – Operating System An operating system (SO) is a set of software that manages computer hardware resources and provides common services for computer programs. The operating system is a vital component of the system software in a computer system.
Application programs require an operating system to function. 2) Application Software Application software is developed to perform in any task that benefits from computation. It is a set of programs that allows the computer to perform a specific data processing job for the user.
It is a broad category, and encompasses software of many kinds, including the internet browser being used to display this page. – General purpose application software A General purpose application, sometimes known as ‘off-the-shelf’ is the sort of software that you use at home and school. This type of software tries to be a ‘jack-of-all-trade’.It provides many features that the majority of users will want.
But it does try to be ‘all things to all people’ and so there will be a vast number of features that you may never use. This makes the storage size of these application fairly large. Word Processing- writing reports, memos, letters to customers Spreadsheet- keeping simple company accounts, calculating employee commission payments, simple stock control system, modeling Presentation, Database Management- keeping customer records, sales records, appointment system – Specific purpose application softwareAccounting Management- Accounting software is application software that records and processes accounting transactions within functional modules such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and trial balance. It functions as an accounting information system, Reservation System, HER Management, Attendance System, Payroll System, Inventory Control System, Billing System) 3) Utility Software Programming software include tools in the form of programs or applications that software developers use to create, debug, maintain, or otherwise support other programs and applications.