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What is the difference between Software and Firmware?

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J. Harty

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J. Harty, Writer, M.A, Chula Vista

Answered Oct 08, 2020

The computer is not going to run if it does not have hardware and software. The hardware is known to be a physical device that will be used with your machine. Software is known to be a programming code that will be placed on your computer’s hard drive.

The computer hardware is known to be something that you can hold. For example, if you would need to take out the different pieces of your computer, the ones that you will hold on your hands are going to be the hardware.

The ones that you will not be able to hold are called the software. The software will also make sure that there are different tasks that you can do with your computer.

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Leo Samuels

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Leo Samuels, Content Writer, PG, California

Answered May 19, 2020

Software is a program that is used by a computer to operate and run programs such as Microsoft Office or Windows, which is software that helps the computer function. There are three types of software, including application, system and web applications. Within system software, there are five types of programs that make your computer run smoothly.

Firmware is one of these program items that brings all your hardware to attention so that the software can run without a hitch. Firmware is referred to as operational software. So, you need the firmware to make the equipment successfully run your programs. All these items work hand in hand to give you a stellar computer experience.

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