The difference between system software and Application Software is that system software provides a platform for the user to interact with the hardware of the computer and it needs to run system software while Application software runs on an operating system serving a specific purpose and is not needed to run system software.
|System software||Application Software|
|The program directly related to the hardware of the computer is known as system software.||The program that is designed to fulfill user’s need is known as application software.|
|It contributes to the control and performance of the computer system.||It enables the computer to produce useful work such as writing a newspaper, making reports and preparing accounts etc.|
|It includes a number of programs i.e. || |
It is further divided into two classes: