Hardware & Software

This is to show Hardware and Software with EXAMPLES and their DEFENITIONS

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The differences!!

Computer hardware is any physical device. Something that you are able to touch and software is a collection of instructions and code installed into the computer and cannot be touched. For example, the computer monitor you are using to read this text on and the mouse you are using to navigate this web page is computer hardware. The internet browser that allowed you to visit this page and the operating system that the browser is running on is software.


Hardware is best described as a device that is physically connected to the computer or something that can be physically touched. A CD-ROM , monitor, printer, and video card are all examples of computer hardware. Without any hardware your computer would not exist and software would have nothing to run on. It is the physical part of a computer, including the digital circuitry, as distinguished from the computer software that executes within the hardware.


Software is a general term used to describe a collection of computer programmes. Procedures, and documentation that perform some task on a computer system. Practical computer systems divide software systems into three major classes: system software, programming software, and application software, although the distinction is arbitrary and often blurred. Software is an ordered sequence of instructions for changing the state of the computer hardware in a particular sequence. It is usually written in high-level programming languages that are easier and more efficient for humans to use (closer to natural language) than machine language. High-level languages are compiled or interpreted into machine language object code. Software may also be written in an assembly language, essentially, a mnemonic representation of a machine language using a natural language alphabet.

Input devices

The input device is a form of devices that attaches to the computer. Example - Keyboard, Microphone etc... An input device takes the input & converts it into binary form so that it can be understood by the computer.

Input devices EXAMPLES

Output devices EXAMPLES

Operating systems

An operating system is required to manage the computer and enable it to communicate with peripherals such as monitor, keyboard, mouse, or printer; and to control the flow of commands and data to and from programs or applications.