Level: Component System software is a generic term referring to any computer program or library whose purpose is help run the computer system, as opposed to application software that helps solve user problems directly. Specific kinds of system software include operating systems, device drivers, compilers, assemblers, linkers, and utilities. Software libraries that perform generic functions also tend to be regarded as system software, although the dividing line is fuzzy; while a C runtime library is generally agreed to be part of the system, an OpenGL or database library is less obviously so.
All the software used to operate and maintain a computer system, including the operating system and utility programs.
This term can refer to all of the software that comes with a computer system, or more specifically, the operating system.
A collection of programs that is considered a part of a computer system. Examples are: Compilers, operating systems, editors, debuggers, ...etc.
System software refers to the files and programs that make up your computer's ...
concentrates on the basic operational needs of the computer hardware and is represented by the operating system. The expression itself, "System" Software, is perhaps a misnomer in that it has nothing to do with Information Systems. Instead, it is only concerned with operating the computer.
Software that is independent of any specific applications area.
The files that your computer uses to do your work, open your programs and all that.
Application-independent software that supports the running of application software. It is a software that is part of or made available with a computer system and that determines how application programs are run; for example, an operating system.
any software required to support the production or execution of application programmes but which is not specific to any particular application; typically includes: an operating system to control the execution of other programmes; user environment software (e.g. a command-line interpreter, window system, desktop); development tools for building other programmes (e.g. assemblers, compilers, linkers, libraries, interpreters, cross-reference generators, version control, make); debugging, profiling and monitoring tools; utility programmes (e.g. for sorting, printing, editing)
System software is designed to facilitate the use of the computer by the user includes operating system (MSDOS.SYS, IO.SYS) and utilities - Diskcopy Format
an application run on Sun workstation
A term for a complicated set of programs that act together to allow a computer, and other programs, to function. Different from an page layout application that the user may have, system software is what allows the page layout application to interact with the monitor display, the RAM, the hard drive and the rest of the computer.
The standard IRIX operating system software and Silicon Graphics tools that come on the system disk and on the tape or CD-ROM that you use in the event of a system crash.
Programs, such as the operating system, that control the operation of a computer and its devices, as well as enable application software to run on the PC.
The software that controls the operations of a computer system. It is a group of programs rather than one program. The operating system controls the hardware in the computer and peripherals, manages memory and files, and multi-tasking functions, and is the interface between applications programs and the computer. Utilities programs format, check and defragment disks.
Software used to operate the computer.
computer software that maintains and organises the computer system
See operating system.
Computer programs that control, monitor, or facilitate use of the AIS; for example, operating systems, programming languages, communication, input-output control, sorts, security packages and other utility-type programs. Considered to also include off-the-shelf application packages obtained from manufacturers and commercial vendors, such as for word processing, spreadsheets, data base management, graphics, and computer-aided design.
Software is generally divided into systems software and applications software. System software is the operating system and all utility programs that manage computer resources at a low level.
Any software required to support the production or execution of application programs but which is not specific to any particular application. System software typically includes an operating system to control the execution of other programs; user environment software such as a command-line interpreter, window system, desktop; development tools for building other programs such as assemblers, compilers, linkers, libraries, interpreters, cross-reference generators, version control, make; debugging, profiling and monitoring tools; utility programs, e.g. for sorting, printing, and editting. Different people would classify some or all of the above system software as part of the operating system while others might say the operating system was just the kernel. Source: Dictionary.com
Software designed to facilitate the operation of a computer system and associated computer programs (for example, operating systems, code compilers, utilities). Compare to Application Software.
A program intended to manage an information system
System software is a generic term referring to any computer software which manages and controls the hardware so that application software can perform a task. It is an essential part of the computer system. An operating system is an obvious example, while an Open GL or database library are less obvious examples.