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system software or application software?

Energia is used to control hardware, very much like a device driver, so it should be classified as system software, correct? The quiz labels it application software. Need clarification please.

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Think of system software more as operating systems. Windows, Unix, OS X are all system software. Energia is an application that runs on top of a system (ie. application that runs on Windows). The fact that Energia needs to run on top of an operating systems makes it application software.

got it. thank you very much.