Tuesday, August 10, 2010

System software

System software helps run the computer hardware and computer system. It includes a combination of the following:

device drivers
operating systems
window systems
The purpose of systems software is to unburden the applications programmer from the often complex details of the particular computer being used, including such accessories as communications devices, printers, device readers, displays and keyboards, and also to partition the computer's resources such as memory and processor time in a safe and stable manner. Examples are - Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

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