Hardware And Software

By Maisie Tyler

What is hardware and software?

Hardware is a technical that you can touch, like a computer, screen or scanner. On the other hand a software is something you can't touch, just like Microsoft word or PowerPoint. Hardware is also best described as any physical component of a computer system. Software means computer instructions or data. Anything that can be stored electronically is software, in contrast to storage devices and display devices which are called hardware.

What are they used for?

Software is an ordered sequence of instructions for changing the state of the computer hardware in a particular sequence. Software is typically programmed with a user-friendly interface that allows humans to interact more efficiently with a computer system. Without any hardware, a computer would not function, and software would have nothing to run on. Hardware and software interact with one another: software tells hardware which tasks it needs to perform.

What are programs?

Programs is a planned series of future events or performances and a sheet or booklet giving details of items or performers at an event or performance.