What is Software
Software is a collection of instructions that enable the user to interact with a computer, its hardware, or perform tasks. Without software, computers would be useless.
[ClickPress, Tue Nov 29 2016] Software is part of a computer and hardware the invariable part. Software is often divided into application software (programs that do work users are directly interested in) and system software (which includes operating systems and any program that supports application software).
For example, without your Internet browser, you could not surf the Internet or read this page and without an operating system, the browser could not run on your computer.
An application is any program, or group of programs, that is designed for the end user. Application software can be divided into two general classes: systems software and applications software. Applications software (also called end-user programs) include such things as database programs, word processors, Web browsers and spreadsheets.
The operating system and all utility programs that manage computer resources at a low level. Software is generally divided into systems software and applications software. Applications software comprises programs designed for an end user, such as word processors, database systems, and spreadsheet programs. Systems software includes compilers, loaders, linkers, and debuggers