Hardware means the physical components or parts of a device which can be touched or Seen by the User, all the input and output devices are comes under hardware category, they are the components in which the software can also work.
Example: CPU, Mouse, Printer, scanner, Typewriter etc.
Hardware are the tangible components which is also used in peripherals.
Software are the virtual components of a device which can be use to operate a specific device, it is also defined as a set of instructions or program that are necessary for the functioning of a digital device, for example computer can not work without the instructions from the user.
Set of instruction that are used to perform a particular task by a computer is called program & a set of multiple programs is called a software.
There are two types of software’s in computer they are :
1) System Software
2) Application Software
System Software :-
System software refers to the computer program that manages and control hardware components access of a computer system. It also controls the working of any application software and it is also responsible for proper functioning of an application on the operating system. An operating system is also a system software .
Examples of system software are: Command Prompt, some system drivers, Microsoft windows, Linux, etc
Application Software :-
Application software are the software’s which is used by the user for performing a certain type of work, An application software can help a user to solve a specific problem, application software is also a non – permanent software which can be removed later unlike the system software, they are the software’s which runs and executed upon the system software’s.
Example : VLC player, Adobe Reader, Picasa, Google Chrome, Tally, etc.