Software and Applications (non-game)
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What is another name for software?


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Software is a generic term for programs, operating systems, and media players, as well as games. Software is material that the computer has to load into memory after booting up, as opposed to 'firmware', which is data stored in a special memory on the motherboard which instructs the computer where to look for certain types of files when booting up, and other information specific to the model of computer.

Software is the part of the computer you cannot kick. Hardware is the part of the computer that you can kick.