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Computer software, or just software, is a collection of computer programs and related data that provides the instructions for telling a computer what to do and how to do it.

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One reason is that older algorithms are likely to have wider support. Such defaults probably ensure that the software runs on a wide variety of platforms out of the box. The software itself might … also be old. It may be assumed by the developers that you will configure the software to meet your expectations after installation. It may be arguable that this is not an ideal assumption to make …
answered Dec 24 '17 by Ella Rose