Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Nakia work
Application Software and System Software An application is a program or group of programs designed for end users. Applicationsoftware can be divided into two general classes: systems software and applications software.Systems software consists of low-level programs that interact with the computer at a very basiclevel. This includes operating systems, compilers, and utilities for managing computer resources.System software applications are those applications that play a direct role in integrating thevarious capabilities of a computer. However, a system software program does not usually applythe capabilities of a computer directly to the performance of the task at hand. In that sense, it canbe said to be in direct contrast to an application software program. An operating system can also be defined as the platform on which a personal computer isrun. In the absence of an operating system, the computer would only display a typed code, whichis not easy to comprehend. Some common examples of application software programs are wordprocessors, spreadsheets and media players. Operating systems directly communicate with thehardware. In contrast, applications software (also called end-user programs) includes databaseprograms, word processors, and spreadsheets. Figuratively speaking, applications software sitson top of systems software because it is unable to run without the operating system and systemutilities.
Critical relationship between application Software and System SoftwareFor a computer to produce useful output its hardware and software must work together. Nothinguseful can be done with the hardware on its own, and software cannot be utilized withoutsupporting hardware.To take an analogy, a cassette player and its cassettes purchased from the market are hardware.However, the songs recorded on the cassettes are its software. To listen to a song, that song hasto be recorded on one of the cassettes first, this is then mounted on the cassette player and played.Similarly, to get a job done by a computer, the corresponding software has to be loaded in thehardware first and then executed.Important points regarding the relationship between hardware and software are: Both hardware and software are necessary for a computer to do useful job. Both are complementary to each other. Same hardware can be loaded with different software to make a computer perform different types of jobs just as different songs can be played using the same cassette player. Except for upgrades (like increasing main memory and hard disk capacities, or adding speakers, modems, etc.); hardware is normally a one- time expense, whereas software is a continuing expense. Like we buy new cassettes for newly released songs or for songs whose cassettes, we do not have, we buy, new software to be run on the same hardware as and when need arises, or funds become available.
Names:Nakia BiggsTasheka DaileyIresha FrankNadine Gordon LybaNevine MyrieSackera SmithSamantha BryanTajae MurrayTeacher:Miss WilliamsInstitution: Lionel Town Community Training Institute Due Date: 09/04/13