1.1 Systems (Hardware and Software)

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What is hardware?
Hardware refers to the actual parts of a computer system. These include processing, input, output and storage devices.
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What is software?
Software provides the instructions that the system needs in order to carry out tasks required by the user.
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What is the difference between hardware and software?
Hardware is physical (it can be touched), whereas software isn't (it consists of program code and data files).
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Can hardware and software work without each other?
No, hardware and software work together. Hardware needs software to translate the user’s actions into instructions that it can understand and execute. Without hardware, this software cannot be used at all.
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