The differences between hardware and software. Computer hardware is a collection of software codes installed on your computer’s hard drive while any physical device is used on or with your machine. For example, the computer monitor you are using to read this text and the mouse you are using to navigate this website are computer hardware.
The Internet browser that allowed you to visit this page and the operating system on which the browser is running is considered a software.
The components of the computer are mainly divided into two segments.
They are hardware and software. Hardware however refers to the tangible and physical components of the computer. Such as CPU, motherboard, mouse, keyboard, printer and monitor are some hardware components.
On the other hand, the software has a group of instructions to perform a specific task. The software must be loaded into the hardware to perform a task. The software works as an interface between the user and the hardware.
In summary, both computers software and hardware are required to generate useful output.