Differentiate between Application software and system software

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Application software

This refers to programs designed to help end users to solve particular problems using the computer or to perform specific tasks. Examples are word processors e.g. Microsoft Word, spreadsheets e.g. Microsoft Excel, database management software e.g. Microsoft Access, etc

System software
This refers to programs that coordinate the activities of hardware and other programs. Examples are operating systems such as Windows XP, Linux and Unix and utilities such as disk defragmenters and antiviral programs

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