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Fundamentals of Computers: For Undergraduate Courses in Commerce and Management by ITL Education Solutions Limited

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INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SOFTWARE

3.1 INTRODUCTION

A computer system consists of hardware, the electronic devices that are capable of computing and manipulating information, and software (set of instructions) that carries out predefined tasks to complete a given job. As we know, a computer cannot think or perform on its own. It performs operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division only when the user instructs it to do so. The user issues instructions and the CPU acts in accordance with the instructions. The sets of instructions, which control the sequence of operations, are known as programs, and collectively programs are called software ...

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