Operating systems

1

What is a buffer?

2

What does device driver software do?

3

Which of these is not a job of the operating system?

4

How would we define a hierarchical file system as used by an operating system?

5

How would you describe an operating system that is able to execute many programs simultaneously?

6

What kind of interface requires the user to type in commands from a keyboard to give the computer instructions?

7

Why might an operating system include a disk defragmentation utility?

8

What is the main purpose of the file system?

9

Why do many operating systems include a graphical user interface?

10

How does the operating system manage programs that are running?