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Software

 Set of instructions which control the


hardware resources

 Solve the problems of the user

 Logical part of the computer


Types of

S/W

System Application
System S/W
 Set of programs which manage the
 Computer components
 Application programs

 Examples:-
 Windows OS
 DOS
 Linux
 Compiler etc.
Types of

System S/W

Language Device
OS Drivers
Processor
Application S/W

 Designed to satisfy a user’s needs

Package Customized
Layout
H/W

OS
Application
S/W
Categories of Computer
1. Mobile Computers
2. Desktop Computers
3. Mid range Server Computers
4. Main frame Computers
5. Super Computers
Mobile Computers
1. Fits on your lap or in your hand
2. Portable computer
3. Personal computer
4. Different types like Notebook comp. ,
Mobile Devices etc.
Desktop Computer
1. Are designed in a way that all its components
are fits on a desk

2. Also use as server


Midrange Server Computers
1. More powerful than desktop computer

2. More expensive than desktop

3.Support several hundred connected computers at


the same time.
4. Often use by small and medium size organization
Mainframe Computers
1. Large , expensive and very powerful comp.
2. Support thousands connected computer at the
same time.
3. Store large amount of data & instructions
4. Used in Banks, Universities, Airlines, Insurance
companies and Govt. Agencies (NADRA) etc.
Super Computers
1. Fastest and most powerful computers in the world

2. High capacity machine with thousands of


processors

3. Used for weather forecasting, weapon designing


etc.
Any question