Computer software is the set of programs that give the instructions to the computer and tell computer what to do. It tells the computer about how to perform certain operations, the instructions provided can be internal or external. It tells the hardware component about how to interact with each other. There are different types of software for computers available but there are basic three groups of software. This software’s are helpful for the user to facilitate the operations of the computer in a simple form and are available in the computer market all over the world.
System softwares are the types of software for computer that are used by the computer to translate the inputs into the language which is understandable by the machine. These are the most important types of software for computers as without this software computer is nothing as it allows you how to interact with the computer. This software is used to coordinate all the external devices of the computer like key board, mouse, printer etc. This is helpful in coordinating various hardware of the computer. Windows software’s is the system software which is also called operating system. Operating systems are largely used still by the large corporations like IBM.
Other than operating software, application software is the type of software for computer which is used by the normal user as operating software is not used by the normal user. This software carries the features and the characteristics of the software that are lacking in the operating system. By this software one can easily interact with the computer. Microsoft word, excel and Power point are the common and the popular example of the application software used frequently by the users. Mozilla Firefox and internet explorer are the application software used to access the internet. The antivirus and media player are also the application software.
Programming language is another type of software for computers which is extensively used by the computer programmers and are used for the commercial purposes like for business and educational purposes. C++ and Java are the most common examples of programming languages. C++ is the language used by the professional developers and are used in the developing operating system while java is used by the internet applications. These all applications are used by the users in their daily basis. Other languages in the programming software’s are the simlab and the BASIC. Computer games are also the common forms of the application software.
Utilities and tools are the types of software for computers in which the programs are managed in such a way so that one can easily diagnose the problems and then to fix the problems with the help of this software. In this, you can use the tool to see the overall performance of your computer. Drivers are the other type of software for computers that is supporting the hardware of the computer and allows it to work. It includes, for example the video driver program which is used by the operating system and tells it how to use the graphic hardware.