System Software Vs. Application Software

  System Software Application Software
Installation System software gets installed when the operating system is installed on the computer application software is installed according to the requirements of the user.


Programs System software includes programs such as compilers, debuggers, drivers, assemblers application software includes media players, word processors, and spreadsheet programs.


User interaction Generally, users do not interact with system software as it works in the background whereas users interact with application software while doing different activities.


Requirement A computer may not require more than one type of system software there may be a number of application software programs installed on the computer at the same time.




System software can run independently of the application software application software cannot run without the presence of the system software.


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