Everything that a computer does is under the control of software. There are two categories of software: system software and application software.

System software is the program that controls and manages the basic operations. For example, it controls the internal operations of a computer, manages all devices connected to it, saves data, loads data, and allows other programs to be executed. Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS are all examples of system software. Another term for this category of programs is “operating systems.”

Application software refers to all the other programs that you use for your everyday tasks, such as browsers, word processors, notepads, games, and many more.