What Are The Computer Hardware & Software?


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d ds answered
Computer hardware is the physical part of the computer. Computer hardware includes all the parts of computer that can be physically touched. It includes Monitor, Screen, Processor, Speakers, Mouse, Touchpad, Joystick.
Computer software is the non-physical part of the computer. Software of the computer cannot be touched physically. It is the set of program or programs which makes the computer hardware usable.
For Example:
Your CPU and Monitor is hardware but your Operating system e.g., Windows is the software, which makes that hardware usable. Here it is to be noted that Windows software cannot be touched physically but it can be downloaded.
Same applies when we Attach Printer or Mobile Phone to Computer, but to use that Printer or Mobile Phone, a software pack comes with them, which, when downloaded makes that Printer and/or Mobile Phone detectable by computer and thus usable for us.
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Anonymous answered
The short answer is Computer Hardware is all the physical stuff (hardware) that is both inside the computer and outside attached as peripheral equipment. Computer Software makes up all the programs (software), utilities, operating systems and drivers that run on a computer. In short, if it is something you touch or physically connect to the computer, it is hardware. If it is something you have to think about and maneuver around with using a keyboard and mouse, it is software.
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ayesha sana answered
If you are first time buyer of a microcomputer, you should choose your applications software first, after you identify your processing needs. For example, do you want to generate document, budgets, graphics, in color, Will others use the computer? If so, what are their processing needs? Depending on your needs, you will need to purchase one or more applications software packages.
Once your applications software needs have been determined, choose the compatible hardware models and systems software that will allow you to use your applications software efficiently and expand your system if necessary.
The documentation that accompanies the applications software you purchase will list the minimum hardware requirements necessary to run the software. For example, your microcomputer must have a minimum of 640 K RAM to run most of the software programs on the market today - many programs require 2-8 MB. And if your objective is to output graphics, you must make sure that your printer is compatible with your software and will support graphics.
By choosing your applications software first, you will ensure that all your processing requirements will be satisfied: You won't be forced to buy a software package that is your second choice simply because your first software choice wasn't compatible with the hardware or systems software already purchased.
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Edie Lowther , 3D Artist @ The Cheesy Animation Factory, answered

Software -Computer software also called a program or simply software is a series of instructions that directs a computer to perform specific tasks or operations. Computer software consists of computer programs, libraries and related non-executable data (such as online documentation or digital media).

Hardware-Computer hardware (or simply hardware in computing contexts) is the collection of physical elements that constitutes a computer system. Computer hardware is the physical parts or components of a computer, such as the monitor, mouse, keyboard, computer data storage, hard disk drive (HDD), graphic cards, sound cards, memory (RAM), motherboard, and so on, all of which are tangible physical objects.By contrast, software is instructions that can be stored and run by hardware.

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Christy Mathew answered

Computer hardware are components which have physical structure, and have some properties in nature.

Software is a set of programs which allows you to work with hardware and do some exectution.

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Wesley answered
Software is programs on cd or floppy disc , a hardware is your computer , printer, web cam , screen...Hope that I could clear things up .

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