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Difference between system program and application program?

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System Programs or System Software are the programs which enable the computer hardware or system to run (without these the computer as a whole or parts of it's functionality would not work). Examples include the operating system, device drivers.

Application Programs or Application Software are the programs written to for specific applications or execution of specific tasks. e.g. Microsoft Word is an application software for word processing. internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are application software written for internet browsing. Computer games are also application programs.

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Software programs cover all types of program including applications. Application programs are best thought of as being user-level programs. This differentiates them from the system-level programs and low-level utilities such as operating system kernels, device drivers, subsystem programs and so on.

The terms can generally be used interchangeably, although some people will argue that an application is a "userland" program (that is a program that the user would use) and a software program could also be utilities and daemons, for example (software for the system to use, not generally for the end user).

Software is an application program that serves a specific purpose. System software is the application program that can run on a system.

System software is the software that runs the computer (a basic example is the operating system). Application software is the various programs that can be downloaded, installed, and used to run a program, for example: Text processor, spreadsheet, Video editor, and so on.

An operating system is a main program that serve as an interface between the users and the application programs.

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application, stuff added on like internet browsers, microsoft, games system, operating system and stuff that make the computer work

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