1. Hardware :
Hardware, as name suggest, is simply a machine, wiring or other physical component of computer such as CPU, monitor, keyboard, etc. without which computer cannot exist and makes computer run.
2. Freeware :
Freeware, as name suggests, is simply a commercial software that anyone can download it for free from internet for unlimited time with no expire date but closed source with some restrictions.
Difference between Hardware and Freeware :
|Computer Hardware are physicals components that make computer system.||Freeware is a software that is free to use.|
|It consist of written instructions that are used run software more efficiently.||It is used to make it easier for customer or user to understand how program actually works.|
|Features of hardware includes disk space, storage, process raw data, speed, usage, compatibility, security, etc.||Features of freeware includes provide full freedom, truly user-oriented, provide better security, etc.|
|Benefits of hardware include reduce cost by automating routine tasks, extend your business, increase productivity, etc.||Benefits of freeware includes all features are free, programs can be distributed free of cost, no monopolies, available at free of cost, etc.|
|Type of hardware includes input devices, processing devices, output devices, storage devices, etc.||Type of freeware includes free software, closed source freeware, open source software, public domain software, non-copylefted free software, etc.|
|Its main purpose is to provide support major functions i.e. input, process, output, store and communication.||Its main purpose is fully functional for an unlimited time with more capable version available.|
|Computer Hardware are important for computer to work and computer cannot work without computer hardware’s.||Freeware software are not as much needed to run computer.|
|These are not available at free of cost.||These are available at free of cost.|
|One can sell hardware components.||One cannot sell freeware software’s.|
|It can be touched.||It cannot be touched.|
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