jake's computer mind : difference between hardware and software in brief
September 22, 2009 7:13am CST
Daily life in the modern world we use the computer for various activities and it has become one of the most essential equipments.It may be adding sums, storing important files or playing games, etc etc etc. This powerful tool basically consists of hardware and software. The electric, electronic and mechanical equipment that makes up a computer is called hardware. Software is a series of instruction that tells the hardware how to act.So without software, hardware is useless. The computer consists of numerous useful components. There are input devices,output devices, storage devices, communication devices, system unit. Input devices allow users to enter data into the computer. Common input devices are keyboard, mouse, microphone, PC camera. Examples or output devices which are used to show the produced result to the user are monitor, printer, and speaker. And also storage devices help to hold data, information and instruction for future use. In the system unit there are components like memory modules, processor,expansion cards, ports etc.