Slides in this set
Hardware is a generic term for any physical part of the computer
system which you can physically, touch, pick up or move.
These physical parts are often referred to as `hardware devices'.
E.g. > `External Hardware' includes a printer, mouse, keyboard,
microphone, speakers, monitor.
> `Internal Hardware' includes a sound card, motherboard, fan, R.A.M,
hard disk.…read more
Software are the applications and programming instructions that tell
the computer what to do and enable it to be used for things like
playing games, writing an essay or listening to music.…read more
`System Software' basically controls the way the computer works >
operating system, utilities, user interface
`Application Software' is the type of software used to do work or for
E.g. > Word processors such as Microsoft Word, Spreadsheets such as
Microsoft Excel, Databases such as Microsoft Access, Games
applications such as Half Life, Call of Duty etc.…read more
The difference between hardware and software is that hardware can
be seen and touched and software is what you cannot see; the
programming n the inside that tells the computer what to do and
when to do it. < Simple as!! :D…read more