Hardware and Software

An introduction to I.C.T



These are physical items that you can touch that the computer is made of. Lots of components work together to make a computer work.

Some examples of hardware are:

a monitor - this shows information from software to the screen.

hard drive - this stores information another type of storage in an SSD (solid-state-drive) that has no moving compartments.


software is a thing that hardware runs to do tasks. these can range from whole operating systems that run a computer*, to small apps that are just for fun. There are even programs that run other programs.

* some operating systems include windows OS, OS X and IOS.

Input and output devices are all hardware.

input devices are used to take information from the user and give it to soft ware to interpret. some examples are:

Understanding the difference between computer hardware and software

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