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What is the difference between Software and Firmware?

Asked by Daniel Frederic, Last updated: May 19, 2020

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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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