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Hardware is the electronic and mechanical parts of a computer system; for example, the central processing unit, disk drive, screen, and printer.
Software are the programs used with a computer. A distinction is made between systems software, or those programs that control the functioning of the computer itself, and applications software, which is designed to serve a particular specialized function.
--from Oxford Dictionary of Business and Management