Definition Edit

System software is

[c]omputer programs that control, monitor, or facilitate use of the Information System (IS) (e.g., operating systems, programming languages, communication, input-output control, sorts, security packages and other utility-type programs). Also includes off-the-shelf application packages obtained from manufacturers and commercial vendors, such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management, graphics, and computer-aided design.[1]

Overview Edit

The most important types of system software are:

References Edit

  1. Glossary of Security Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms, at 238.

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