Prerequisite – Software Concepts
System Software is the type of software which is the interface between application software and system. Low level languages are used to write the system software. System Software maintain the system resources and give the path for application software to run. An important thing is that without system software, system can not run. It is a general purpose software.
Application Software is he type of software which runs as per user request. It runs on the platform which is provide by system software. High level languages are used to write the application software. Its a specific purpose software.
The main difference between System Software and Application Software is that without system software, system can not run on the other hand without application software, system always runs.
|S.NO||System Software||Application Software|
|1.||System Software maintain the system resources and give the path for application software to run.||Application software is built for specific tasks.|
|2.||Low level languages are used to write the system software.||While high level languages are used to write the application software.|
|3.||Its a general purpose software.||While its a specific purpose software.|
|4.||Without system software, system can’t run.||While without application software system always runs.|
|5.||System software runs when system is turned on and stop when system is turned off.||While application software runs as per the user’s request.|
|6.||Example of system software are operating system, etc.||Example of application software are Photoshop, VLC player etc.|
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