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difference between hardware and software

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Difference between Hardware and Software
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1These are the physical parts of the computer.These are sets of instructions given to the computer.
2You can touch and feel the hardware.You cannot touch and feel software.
3Types of Hardware include input, processing, storage and output devices.Types of software include System software and Application software.
4Examples of Hardware include monitor, printer, mouse, keyboard, modems etc.Examples of software include Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, Internet Explorer etc.
5Hardware is mainly constructed using physical materials and components.Software is developed by writing computer instructions in programming languages.
6The computer is a hardware which functions under the control of a software.The operations of the computer is controlled through software.
7If hardware is damaged, it is to be replaced with a new one.If software is damaged or corrupted, its backup copy can be reinstalled.
8Hardware is not affected by computer viruses.Software can be affected by computer viruses.
9Hardware cannot be transferred from one place to another electronically through a network.Software can be transferred from one place to another electronically through a network.
10Users cannot make duplicate copies of computer hardware.Users can make many duplicate copies of any given software.
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Hardware is physical component of the computer like monitor, keyboard and hard drive.

Software represents the program that execute on computer performing various tasks like word processing or accessing web.

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