Software vs Os - What's the difference?
As a noun software
As a verb os is
(computing) Encoded computer instructions, usually modifiable (unless stored in some form of unalterable memory such as ROM). Compare hardware.
* 1958 , John W. Tukey, "The Teaching of Concrete Mathematics" in The American Mathematical Monthly , vol. 65, no. 1 (Jan. 1958), pp 1-9:
* 1995 , Paul Niquette, Softword: Provenance for the Word ‘Software’ :
- The "software " comprising the carefully planned interpretive routines, compilers, and other aspects of automative programming are at least as important to the modern electronic calculator as its "hardware" of tubes, transistors, wires, tapes and the like.
- As originally conceived, the word "software " was merely an obvious way to distinguish a program from the computer itself. A program comprised sequences of changeable instructions each having the power to command the behavior of the permanently crafted machinery, the "hardware."
Software'' is a mass noun (''some software'', ''a piece of software''). By non-native speakers it is sometimes erroneously treated as a countable noun (''a software'', ''some softwares ).
* See also
* open source
oculus sinister — left eye
* (operating system) RTOS , JeOS
(UK) an Ordnance Survey map.
(software) operating system
- We've got an OS of the Cuckmere area.
* 2008 , Karim Yaghmour, Jon Masters, Gilad Ben-Yossef, Building Embedded Linux Systems
- I've decided to install two different OSes on my new laptop.
* 2010 , Jorge Orchilles, Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator's Reference
- Some vendors do now have a variant of the per-unit royalty (usually termed a “shared risk,” or similar approach), but it is not strictly the same as for those proprietary embedded OSes mentioned before
* 2009 , Emmett Dulaney', CompTIA A+ Complete Review Guide
- A policy-created scheduled task will be accepted by computers running client OSes as old as Windows 2000
- In a dual-boot configuration, you install two OSs on the computer (Windows XP and Windows 2000, for example).