What is the difference between computer hardware and computer software?
Hardware/Software Hardware ia anything HARD, in essence, paper, printers, mice, hard drives, processor fans, monitors, etc. Software is otherwise known as computer programs.
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a computer file is software because it is part of a program and not a device (hardware) i.e CD ROM drive,hard drive
Computer hardware is all of the physical components that make up a computer system. Computer software is the programs and applications that run on your computer.
A keyboard is a device which is physically connected to your computer. Basically is something that can be physically touched
Software is virtual, you can see it on your screen, hardware is actually hard, you can touch it you can feel it.
"System" tends to refer to main servers, mainframes, and other major "behind the scenes" technology hardware centers. "Computer" colloquially refers to a personal computer; a miniature version of a system (though in fact both personal computers and systems are types of computers). The software that …runs on systems tends to fall in line with that of its duties. It tends to be work-oriented and streamlined. Computer software, on the other hand, is usually designed to be more user-friendly. (MORE)
Hardware - Different kinds of hardware can vary from appliances such as a mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers, or even graphics card and sound card. Software - Software are certain applications that are stored on your hard drive, such as games, music players, drivers for your differe…nt cards, processors, operating systems (Windows, Mac,) (MORE)
Uttering a speech command or performing a mouse gesture refers to some of the hardware and software elements of the human-computer interface. The VCR and the mouse are examples of the hardware elements.
Hardware is the physical manifestation of the computer. The wires, the transistors, the ICs, and so on. What you actually pick up and carry home. Software is the data stored on the hardware, in the form (usually) of binary (1s and 0s). Hardware is the machine, but modern computers are built such t…hat they can't function without instructions. The software is all of the instructions. (MORE)
Computer software is so called to distinguish it from computer hardware , which encompasses the physical interconnections and devices required to store and execute (or run) the software. At the lowest level, software consists of a machine language specific to an individual processor. A machine l…anguage consists of groups of binary values signifying processor instructions which change the state of the computer from its preceding state. Software is an ordered sequence of instructions for changing the state of the computer hardware in a particular sequence. It is usually written in high-level programming languages that are easier and more efficient for humans to use (closer to natural language ) than machine language. High-level languages are compiled or interpreted into machine language object code. Software may also be written in an assembly language , essentially, a mnemonic representation of a machine language using a natural language alphabet. Assembly language must be assembled into object code via an assembler . (MORE)
Software is on the inside of a compter, like internet. Hardware, is like the mouse or the keyboard.
For a computer to produce useful output its hardware and softwaremust work together. Nothing useful can be done with the hardware onits own, and software cannot be utilized without supportinghardware. To take an analogy, a cassette player and its cassettespurchased from the market are hardware. Howe…ver, the songs recordedon the cassettes are its software. To listen to a song, that songhas to be recorded on one of the cassettes first, which is thenmounted on the cassette player and played. Similarly, to get a jobdone by a computer, the corresponding software has to be loaded inthe hardware first and then executed. Following important pointsregarding the relationship between hardware and software arebrought out by this analogy: 1. Both hardware and software are necessary for a computer to douseful job. Both are complementary to each other. 2. Same hardware can be loaded with different software to make acomputer perform different types of jobs just as different songscan be played using the same cassette player. 3. Except for upgrades (like increasing main memory and hard diskcapacities, or adding speakers, modems, etc.); hardware is normallya one- time expense, whereas software is a continuing expense. Likewe buy new cassettes for newly released songs or for songs whosecassettes, we do not have, we buy, new software to be run on thesame hardware as and when need arises, or funds become available. Hardware refers to the physical parts of a computer. For example, monitor, keyboard, mouse, speaker, graphic cards, printer, and many more that we can touch. Software or otherwise known as a program, provide a series of instructions for common purpose that tells the computer how to perform tasks. In order for a computer to do a useful job, the hardware and software must work together. For example, when we play a song via Media Players or other software that exists in the computer, it will produce sound at the speaker. A speaker is hardware. For a computer to perform its functions it needs have 50% hardware and 50% software. Therefore, the relationship would be that they are all found in the process of accepting, processing, displaying and storing data. Basically Software is the virual suff like Programs, Appsand the Hardware is the Fisical Stuff like the keyboard, the mouse,the video graphic card, something you can touch (MORE)
Hardware Components are what makes up the actual body of the PC. They are the CPU, RAM, GPU, HDD and etc. In order for the computer to function, you need the hardware. Softwares are applications you can perform on the hardware, such as programming, gaming and such. Better the hardware, better softw…ares (or more demanding softwares) you can actually run on the system. (MORE)
hard ware is the physical part of the computer and soft ware is the programs that computers use to perform it's tasks
The computer program uses the software to perform its function. Without software, there can be no computer program.
Hardware is parts that make up a computer such as processer, Hard Drive, Ram ect. Software is things such as operating systems, programs and games.
Do you have to choose between software and hardware engineering or can you just be a computer engineer and do both?
You can do anything you want. It depends on what course you want to take, and what field you are interested in. In the field of PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) you usually have to do both. Most people do choose one or the other, but if you just can't decide taking both might help you find w…hich one you like more. (MORE)
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Hardware includes the physical components, such as the motherboard, chips, memory, and hard drives, while software includes the programs that run on the hardware. Ergo, a computer is hardware, while an operating system such as Windows 8, Linux, or Mac OSx Mountain Lion is the software that makes the… hardware functional. (MORE)
Computer software is data on your hard drive that the processor reads and executes. Software is a bunch of instructions telling your computer what to do. The operating system is a piece of software that gives the computer user a way to interact with the computer. When you turn on your computer, it s…tarts your operating system. You can start other software programs like Microsoft Word or Internet Explorer in your operating system. The above post is basically saying that both are the same thing, this is not the case, software is data that is used to control and use programs stored on your hard drive, an operating system is actually mediumware, it is permanently stored on your storage device (normally hard drive) and very few changes can be made to it legitimately without the developers prior consent, mediumware works a little bit like firmware, it tells the components how to react when given commands, the difference would be that an operating system can control things globally whereas firmware is designed for 1 or 2 functions dependant on the hardware it is installed on. So essentially software is programs installed on your computer to make life using it easier, whereas an operating system will make it possible for the software to interact with your hardware. So essentially you have hardware which is controlled by its firmware, the firmware is what the operating system (mediumware)uses to control the hardware, and the software is the part that interacts with the operating system (mediumware) to make it possible for anyone to use the hardware in a nutshell. (MORE)
Computer HARDWARE are actual pieces of a computer, specifically inside. Computer SOFTWARE are virtual pieces of information, like operating systems, web browsers, drivers, and other programs.. HARDWARE is the TANGIBLE part of a computer. SOFTWARE is the INTANGIBLE part of a computer
A computer virus is a malicious program, so I am going to say that it is software. Hardware is the physical components of the computer, in other words, the parts that you can kick.
types of softwares are: 1.operating system 2.Application programs hardwares are anything you can physically touch and grab, such as the monitor, keybaord / mouse, hard drive, RAM chips, processor, DVD drive, etc.
The computer software tells the hardware what to do. Without the hardware, the software would not exist. Without the software, the hardware would be useless.
Computer language is used to compile the software. A software is compiled by computer language and is a program on the computer.
IT covers all electronic technology which is concerned with storing or transferring data. Software is specific to operating systems or their subroutines within a hardware rig.
Computer science is the study of computers (particularly software). Computer hardware is the physical parts of a computer. Hardware may include a screen, a hard drive, a mouse, a keyboard, RAM, etc. Basically, computer science is something people study, and computer hardware is what a computer is ph…ysically made out of. (MORE)
There is no difference. The term software is only used in reference to computer software .
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Judging by your question I can try to answer with the following: I believe what you are referring to would be the Computer's "Form Factor" that will determine what parts and/or components you can install in a particular CPU case. The form factor does control how you would organize the parts, it dict…ates the architecture, and what hardware you are allowed to install. Some form factors are:AT/Baby AT, ATX, LPX, BTX, NLX. The most common used today would be ATX. To over-simplify things: Computer Architecture is the idea which specifies how the different parts should work together, and how they should work individually. Computer Organization is the plan for implementing the ideas in the Architecture. The Computer Hardware is what results from implementing these. (MORE)
Basically hardware is the physical machine you run your software (programs) on. For example hardware includes monitors, keyboards, motherboards, cd-roms, processors, etc. Meanwhile software are the programs you run (like notepad, Firefox, Safari, MS Word or games) and the operating system (which is …a special case of software which works as a layer between the hardware and all other software). (MORE)
Hardware is a comprehensive term for all of the physical parts of a computer Refers to objects that you can actually touch, like disks, disk drives, display screens, keyboards, printers, boards, and chips. Software is a collection of computer programs and related data that provide the instructio…ns telling a computer what to do and how to do it. i.e. that tells the hardware what to do and how to do it software is intangible, meaning it "cannot be touched (MORE)
makes the computer and the hardware within faster or slower, also if its a big software file it can give you less hard drive space.
The software of a computer is the programs on the computer, for example a word processor. The hardware of a computer are the physical parts of the computer, for example the mouse.
A fully functional Personal Computer isn't just the machine itself, but also the programs it runs. The best machine is useless without programs for it. A typical PC will consist of three 'segments': hardware (the physical machine), firmware (the built-in programming for the machine) and software …(the programs said machine runs). The difference between "software" and "firmware" is very simple. Firmware is a very special type of software that comes loaded into Your hardware, which tells it how to run correctly. Don't think about hard disks, it's more of a "built-in memory chip" kind of thing. The firmware will tell the device what it can do, how fast should its components operate and the like. It will also tell the rest of the computer how to communicate with the device, what it supports and so on. Even Your hard disk has firmware on it - it determines how the physical device stores bits of information, for example. The DVD burner You may have also has firmware in it, that determines its writing capabilities (and much, much more). And most importantly, firmware comes from the hardware vendor - they write it for their hardware, so it's a very specific kind of a program. You could say it's one of a kind. Software, on the other hand, is hardware-independent inasmuch as it can be ran and operated without regard for what computer You're using (of course, if the program was designed to work with some hardware, it may throw errors at You - but it has to be working in order to do that!). Software comes from many vendors, even from people like me - volunteers (think: Free Software Foundation, Linux etc.). So, to sum it up, firmware is a very specific kind of software, one You don't buy in a store - it exists in Your hardware (Your graphics card, hard drive and even Your phone) and allows it to operate correctly. And it's provided by someone who really knows the specific device You are using - typically its manufacturer. (MORE)
It depends on how much you can afford on hardwares. Basically, the most elementary CPU (processor) must have two physical cores, the Intel Core 2 Duo processor for instance. Good brand for an optical drive is Sony. At least 500 GB for a Hard Disk, there is a lot of good brands, and if your demand is… high on storing, you can add an external HD, from 500 GB to 1 TB. The motherboard is very important; Intel, Gigabyte, and so on are some of good brands. Physical memory at least 4 GB DDR 2 or 3. For gamers a good video card is important, at least 1 GB of memory, but a 500 MB shall work nicely as well. But the most important way to build a computer is asking to a computer technician that you trust in. He will give you the correct advises on how to build or purchase a very good computer. Talking about softwares now, you can visit CNET, Ashampoo, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Comodo (Internet security) Adobe soundbooth, Mixcraft, if you are keen on music editing; Browsers : (Firefox, IE9, Google Chrome and Opera are the best ones. Image editors : Serif, Adobe, (Serif has some free image editors is one of the best brand) - Everest Ultimate Edition, Word Artist, Defragger : Smart Defrag Beta 2, Ashampoo Snapshot, Emule, WinRar, Jawbreaker, 8ballClub (snooker) and many others. (MORE)
Software are programs that will stay on your computer, and have no physical manifestation. Hardware is something you can touch, such as a hard drive, or a keyboard.
Computer comprises of two things - Hardware and Software Hardware is a comprehensive term for all of the physical parts of a computer Refers to objects that you can actually touch, like disks, disk drives, display screens, keyboards, printers, boards, and chips. Software is a collection of c…omputer programs and related data that provide the instructions telling a computer what to do and how to do it. i.e. that tells the hardware what to do and how to do it software is intangible, meaning it "cannot be touched. So there for the computer is hardware (MORE)
If the question is: WHO is responsible for the computer hardware and software? Then, it may vary among companies and organizations. In some organization, the system administrator are responsible for computer hardware; The support, database administrator and development team are responsible for …off-the-shelf software licenses, RDBMS licenses and custom application software. (MORE)
As we all are know taht software of two types SYSTEM SOFTWARE and APPLICATION SOFTWARE. Here the SYSTEM SOFTWARE(eg: Operating System) is a software used to the computer hardware. The components used in the computer hardware are all static things.It can't work by itself rather it should be work by t…he operator to process the data.But the user don't know the hardware language to give instuctions or commands to the system(hardware).So we need a interface(which is nothing but OS) to operate the system by the normal users. So, to give commands to do some task by using a computer we need a software. (MORE)
those parts which we can sea touch and feel its hardwar and those parts which we can not touch and feel its softwar
hardware is what the computer are made of that includes but not limit to graphic-cards,ram,hdd,Motherboard(MB),CPU(central processing unit),fans,cabinet and things like that... for what software is is easier to just quote wikipedia, . software is a set of programs, procedures, algorithms and… its documentation concerned with the operation of a data processing system. Program software performs the function of the program it implements, either by directly providing instructions to the computer hardware or by serving as input to another piece of software.. see related links for future information on both software and hardware (MORE)
Computer games are softwares. Those parts which can't be touched Physivcally are software. You can play a game, but you can't touch it.
We need Hardware and Software devices on your computer because it would not work. It would not be finished. Because without Hardware devices, there is no monitor, no mouse, and etc. Without Software there is no games or programs on the computer, it would be blank.
Computer hardware is the physical computer part, accessory or component. Hardware refers to a thing. Software is the program that runs on the hardware. It is the code that tells the hardware what to do,not a physical thing you can touch.
NO. Computer hardware is a completely different part of the computer system from the Software. Software is not a physical Item like hardware.
Computer hardware communicates with software by sending commands in binary code (1's and 0's) to the CPU, which gives the instructions of what to do to the hardware. You can learn more about CPU's and the binary number system online at the Wikipedia.
There are a variety of different hardwares and softwares that canbe used in different computers.
It's hardware. It's basically how fast the information can get from point A to point B. The larger the bus the faster (more information) can move.
Software is installed on the computer. Anything that is a physical component of the machine is hardware.
nothing, they are different names for the same thing (computerprogram is the older term, going back to ENIAC in 1945 and probablysome earlier electromechanical computers like the Harvard Mark I).