Hardware is best described as a device that is physically connected to your computer or something that can be physically touched. A CD-ROM, Monitor, Printer, and video card are all examples of computer hardware. Without any hardware your computer would not exist and software would have nothing to run on.
Software is a collection of instructions (a program) that enables a user to interact with the computer or have the computer perform specific tasks for them. Without any type of software the computer would be useless. For example, you wouldn't be able to interact with the computer without a software Operating System. Almost all software purchased at a retail store is included in a box. This box usually contains all the disks (floppy diskette, CD, and/or DVD) required to install a program onto the computer, manuals, warranty, and other important documentation.
The motherboard, also known as the mb, mainboard, mobo, backplane board, planar board, or system board. The Motherboard is a printed circuit board that is the foundation of a computer and allows the CPU, RAM, and all other computer hardware components to function with each other.
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