Software definitions


GCSE Computer Science (Software) Flashcards on Software definitions, created by Elizabeth Kelly on 26/04/2016.
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Software definition Term given to the programs that run on computers. Stored as sets of instructions given to the processor to carry out. Usually stored on a secondary storage device, but when run, the instructions are loaded into the RAM
System software One of two main types of software that enables the computer to function
Application software One of two main types of software that enables the user to perform a specific task
Operating System A set of programs that controls how the user interacts with the hardware and software of a computer. It controls the hardware of a computer and is used to run application software
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