Software — countable or uncountable?

Software should be used as a mass noun (uncountable noun), like hardware. However, it is gaining countability in specific contexts. Think of it like paper: you can say "Paper is recyclable" (mass noun) or "Here is a new paper" (countable). "Software" has no plural form, though.

Wrong: “I bought a new software.”

Right: “I bought a new piece of software.” “I bought some new software.”

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