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  • Hardware and software to terms. You've probably heard of at one point or another

  • The odds are high that you use both on a daily basis, whether it's with your smartphone or personal computer

  • Let's take a deeper. Look at what these two things are and why they're important

  • hardware is any element of a computer that's physical this includes things like monitors keyboards and also the insides of devices like

  • microchips and hard drives

  • Software is anything that tells hardware what to do and how to do it including computer programs and apps on your phone. So video games

  • Photo editors and web browsers are just a few examples

  • Hardware and software are very different from each other, but they also need one another in order to function

  • Let's look at an example of this using a smart phone in this case

  • The hardware would be the physical phone itself and the software would be its operating system and its apps

  • If we were to take away the software we would just have a dead phone in our hands it wouldn't be able to make calls

  • Text or go online because it's not receiving any kind of instructions on the other hand

  • Let's say we have no hardware. Meaning there's no actual phone if all we have are the programs

  • We just have a bunch of instructions, but nothing to give those instructions to

  • So the big picture here is that hardware needs software to tell it what to do

  • But software also needs Hardware in order to act out its directions

  • Technology will continue to evolve and though we may not be sure of how things will look in say a hundred years this

  • Combination of hardware and software will be there serving as its foundation

  • GCF global creating opportunities for a better life

Hardware and software to terms. You've probably heard of at one point or another

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Computer Science Basics: Hardware and Software

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/24
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