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Software are computer programs, which are normally stored on data storage medium like tapes, disks, CD, DVD or harddisks, or general all informations (datas) of a computer system, which is temporary stored or used in the RAM or ROM.

Software can be loaded, saved or modified with programs or direct through programming. Software as programs (games, applications, tools) can be run itself or can be print out as a program listing.

The classification is: Je nach Anwendungsbereich der Software wird dieser häufig unterteilt in

  • Computer games,
  • Applications such as word processing, spreadsheet processing, image-editing, video-editing, sound-editing, etc.
  • Operating systems (OS),
  • Programming tools such as editors, compilers, decompilers, etc.
  • Hardware Control Software like OS, firmware, drivers for internal or external hardware.
  • Simple utilities and tools.

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