Operating Systems Software and Utility Programs Chapter 1

Operating Systems A set of instruction given to the computer to solve a problem is called software. software is also called program. Different types of software are used t solve different problems. a computer works according to the instruction written in the software. a computer cannot perform any task without software.

Operating Systems Software and Utility Programs

Chapter 1


Types of software

  • The main types of software are as follows:
  • System software
  • Application software

System software

System software is set of programs to control and manage the actual operations of a computer hardware. It controls the usage and allocation of different hardware components. It enables application programs to execute property. It controls the basic operations as follows.

  •   Saving data on disk
  •   Making computer to work for us
  •   Printing a document etc

Types of system software

Two types of system software.

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1. Operating system

An operating system is a set of programs that massage all computer components and operations. A computer cannot do anything without an operating system. Operating system must be installed on every computer.

The operating system acts as an interface between the computer user and the hardware. The user interact with the computer through operating system. Microsoft windows and Linux are examples of operating system.

Utility programs

A utility programs is type of software that is used for effective management of computer system. The user can use utility program to perform maintenance task related to different device and programs.

2. Application software

Application software is used to perform various application on the computer. It helps a computer user to perform specific tasks. People use application software according to their needs. It is also known as application package. The application software uses the operating system in order to functions


  1. Some important example
  2. Word processor such as MS word
  3. Spreadsheet such as MS access and Lotus 123 etc.
  4. Database software such as MS Access and Oracle etc.
  5. Graphics software such as Corel Draw and Adobe Photoshop etc.

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