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CMPTR 3rd Edition

CMPTR (3rd Edition)

Book Edition3rd Edition
Author(s)Pinard, Romer, Morley
PublisherCengage Learning
SubjectComputer Science
Chapter 3, End of Chapter, QUIZ YOURSELF, Exercise 1
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What is the purpose of system software?

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A system software consists of application programs that make both hardware and software operational.


A system software is the main program of a computer system without which a computer system is unable to perform operations. Its purpose is to run a computer's hardware and application programs. A system software gives instructions to the processor to carry out various tasks done by a computer.

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System software is to make the application and hardware of a computer system functional.  It controls various operations and maintains the overall performance of a computer system. 

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