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What is the difference between Software and Program?

Asked by T. Lopez, Last updated: Aug 29, 2019

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J. Harty

Have keen interest in writing, traveller by heart.

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

Answered on Aug 29, 2019

A program is made out of different instructions that can be used by people. The program will make sure that it will execute what it is set out to do. For example, the program may be a game. When a person tries to open the program, it will open the game. The program cannot be used to open other programs. The software will come with different files and programs.

A program is made out of different instructions that can be used by people. The program will make
This is usually designed to perform various operations. The operating system that makes you use your gadgets is a type of software. If it is just a program, then it can only be set to do just one thing. Your gadget can perform the way it does because it is software.

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G. Horace

G. HoraceContent Developer, Chicago
Content Developer, Chicago

Answered on Aug 07, 2019

Most times you see people using both software and program interchangeably. The truth is, although both words a little bit of similarities but they are not totally the same. Software can be seen as a general term which can used to represent data, programs and different types of files that are needed for the accomplishment of a particular task by a computer or other devices like smartphone.

Most times you see people using both software and program interchangeably. The truth is, although
A program, on the other hand, can be defined as a set of instructions designed to perform a specific task. If we look at it this way, you can also say a program is also a software. This means a program is also an example of a software. Another difference is that, when you are building up a particular software for a particular purpose, you deliver it as software and not program, although the software is made up of a lot of programs

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C. Wasek

Love to do some charity work. Have a passion for writing and do it in my spare time

C. WasekPhilanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi
Philanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi

Answered on Jun 13, 2019

It will be standard for people to use software and program interchangeably thinking that these two words are the same. The program comes with a set of instructions that will tell the computer or the device what it should do. A software is something that may be in your computer that makes it work that is not hardware.

It will be standard for people to use software and program interchangeably thinking that these two
The system software that you have is in charge of making sure that your computer will work. There are a lot of machines that already come with system software. Take note that a program will not work if there are not enough details that will help it do its activities properly.

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