Files and programs that form the operating system of a computer are referred to as system software. Assemblers, compilers, file management tools, system utilities and debuggers are the programs that fall under system software.
System software is a platform that helps application software run. Also, it is designed to manage the system resources. Unlike application software, system software is written in low-level language. A system is unable to run without system software.
Operating system software- it is a program designed to run other programs. Examples- general purpose O.S, special purpose O.S, single user O.S, multiple user O.S. etc.
Language translator- it converts high-level language to machine-level language. Compiler, interpreter, and assembler re the three types of system software
Utility software- it is designed to analyze, configure, optimize and maintain a computer. Antivirus is an example.
The basic input/output system(BIOS) helps the computer get started and manages the data flow between OS and attached devices like mouse or keyboard
The OS is loaded in RAM with the help of boot program.
Basic computer instructions are converted into bits by assembler so that it can be processed by the OS
Devices like mouse or keyboard, attached to the computer are controlled by the device driver.
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