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Software” is a generic term used to describe the non-hardware component of computing. There is no such thing as “a” software; it is just software. … Thus Word is both software and an application. It is comprised of a suite of programs, and is itself part of a bigger application called Office.

An application is any program, or group of programs, that is designed for the end user. Applications software (also called end-user programs) include such things as database programs, word processors, Web browsers and spreadsheets.

System software is software designed to provide a platform for other softwareExamples of system software include operating systems like macOS, GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows, computational science software, game engines, industrial automation, and software as a service applications.

The three types of computer software’s are systems software, programming software and applications software.

Some of the examples of such software are:
  • Adobe Photoshop.
  • Picasa.
  • VLC Media Player.
  • Windows Media Player.
  • Windows Movie Maker.
  • Examples and types of software
    Software Examples Program?
    Internet browser Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Yes
    Movie player VLC and Windows Media Player. Yes
    Operating system Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. No
    Photo / Graphics program Adobe Photoshop and CorelDRAW. Yes