What Are Software Programs

Software Programs is program which consists of a set of instructions which are written to perform some specific ask for a computer. These programs are pertained to the operation of a computer system. These programs are also referred to as computer programs or computer software’s.

Computer programs are categorized into two i.e. System software and Application software.

Systems software: It is responsible to make the computer run and hence make the application software to function properly on the computer as well. System software interacts directly with the hardware. Without system software it is not possible to run application software as the computer is always started with system software. Operating system (such as Windows, Linux, Macintosh etc…) of the computer is System software only. Applications software: It is the software that is used to run applications. It does not interact directly to the hardware. It directly interacts with the system software. It can be in the field of games, database management systems, audio or video players, or some word processors etc…

For installing a software program, the following points are to be considered:

The user should make sure that his or her computer meets the requirements of the program, game, or utility he or she is attempting to install. The manuals should be carefully read and these are located in the same directory as the install commonly contain exact instructions on how to install a program in the form of a readme file. After installing or during the installation, a program may need to install other programs, files, or utilities before it is able to run. If this is the case, the program will commonly prompt the user to install the program or the user may need to run a separate install before the program can be fully used. When installing a program, utility, or game, it is always a good idea first to close or disable any other programs that are running. After installing a new program, many programs ask for rebooting the system; if asked, the user should reboot the computer.

System Programs are stored in read/ write memory. The market of system software is expanding at a very fast rate as everything is getting computerized. Mostly used system programs are audio, video or educational system programs.