Chapter 11

Computer Sofware




This chapter introduces the reader to the essentials of computer software. Computer software refers to computer program(s)that causes a computer to carry out particular operations. The chapter starts with the definition of software, followed by its relationship with the hardware. The discussion continues with the types of software, namely, system software and application software, their roles along with the hardware in building up a fully functional computer system. In the later part of the chapter, piracy and techniques of its prevention are explained. The chapter concludes by providing an overview of software ...

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