Hardware examples are from the keyboard, mouse, monitor, printer, scanner, speaker to the components that consists your system unit. Hardware actually means hard and visible. On the other hand, software which you visible see but virtually, like your Operating System (Windows XP, Vista, 7….. LinuxOS, MacOS, etc.), Word processor, spreadsheets, etc.
The hardware components and software are essential to your computer, the two are interdependent to each other, and it means that if one area will be defective then both will not function properly. That is, the hardware and your processor don’t each other, so software will be mediate between so that the processor can give understandable command where the hardware follow, so hardware will be useless if there is no software that can communicate to it. Likewise software will depend on hardware availability and functionality, that is software will be use if there is no hardware that it should communicate, and after all software will not be around without the hardware. This is a kind of egg and chicken who did come first thing.