A level Computer Software Quizzes

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 Revising Computer Software with quizzes: System software, application software, etc.

(Fun and simple A level computer software quizzes to teach students at the A level preparing for GCE, GCSE and necta.)

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In this section, our main focus will be on Computer Software. Examples of some classes of software are system software and application software. Below are quizzes that will help go through this concept in an appreciable manner. Hence, let's know what we'll be discussing:

 Computer software is anything that can be stored electronically.  The term is used to contrast with computer hardware (the physical objects); unlike hardware, software cannot be touched.  Hardware and software require each other and neither has any value without the other. Therefore, computer software is a collection of instructions and data that tell the computer how to work

 Software can be grouped into two broad categories:

System software, which is the basic software needed for a computer to operate (most notably the Operating System) including:  DOS, Windows, UNIX, Linux, Mac OS, etc.

Application software is all the software that uses the computer system to perform useful work beyond the operation of the computer itself.  Examples of common applications are a word processor, spreadsheet, database, Internet browser, email, games, etc.   Data is all the documents and files that are created or manipulated by application software, including documents, spreadsheets, pictures, movies, etc.

 Most software are written in high-level programming languages, as they are easier and more efficient for programmers. This is because they are closer to natural languages than machine languages. High-level languages are translated into machine language using a compiler or an interpreter or a combination of the two. Some software could also be written in a low-level assembly language, which is closer to the computer's machine language instructions and is translated into machine language using an assembler. 

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A level Computer Software Quizzes