System Software is a set of programs that control and manage the operations of computer hardware. It also helps application programs to execute correctly. System Software are designed to control the operation and extend the processing functionalities of a computer system. System software makes the operation of a computer more fast, effective, and secure. Example: Operating system, programming language, Communication software, etc.

An important feature of System Software are:

  • System Software is closer to the system
  • Generally written in a low-level language
  • The system software is difficult to design and understand
  • Fast in speed
  • Less interactive
  • Smaller in size
  • Hard to manipulate
  • Partners