Differentiate between Hardware and software

CPA-Quantitative-Analysis-Section-4 BLOCK RELEASE

Hardware vs. software

Hardware
This refers to the physical, tangible computer equipment and devices which provide support for major functions such as input, processing (internal storage, computation and control), output, secondary storage (for data and programs), and communication. Examples are the monitor, keyboard, CPU, mouse, etc
Software
This refers to the invisible, intangible components of a computer that direct and control the operations of hardware when processing data. Examples are operating systems e.g. Windows XP, system utilities e.g. Norton antivirus, application programs e.g. Microsoft Word, etc

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