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Microsoft Windows is an example of system software

System software is software designed to provide a platform for other software.

Examples of system software include operating systems like macOS, GNU/Linux, Android and Microsoft Windows, computational science software, game engines, industrial automation, and software as a service applications.

In contrast to system software, software that allows users to do user-oriented tasks such as create text documents, play games, listen to music, or browse the web are collectively referred to as application software.

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