Cecil Dirr
Cecil Dirr voted up David Johnson's answer

    Two types of software are application software and system software. Application software consists of programs that perform specific tasks for users, such as a word processing program, e-mail program, or Web browser. System software consists of the programs that control the operations of a computer and its devices.

Cecil Dirr
Cecil Dirr voted up Ben Tiessen's answer

Drivers - Software written to use hardware components with the operating system, for example you install webcam drivers from Logitech.com on Windows so Windows knows how to see your webcam.

Applications - Software for people to interact with directly, for example microsoft word is used on windows to type of out essays and documents.