Computer Operating System Basics Quiz

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What is an operating system (OS)?

A collection of software that manages computer hardware resources and provides common services for computer programs

What are the important activities that an Operating System performs?

Security and error detection

What does Steve Ballmer's quote 'COMPUTER SCIENCE IS THE OPERATING SYSTEM FOR ALL THE INNOVATION' imply?

Computer science is fundamental for driving innovation

What tasks does an operating system perform?

File management, memory management, process management, handling input and output, and controlling peripheral devices

Why is learning about operating systems important?

An Operating System (OS) is an interface between a computer user and computer hardware.

What is the function of the long-term scheduler?

Determine which processes are admitted to the system for processing

What is the role of the short-term scheduler?

Select among the processes kept in system memory

What is the primary function of the medium-term scheduler?

Remove processes from memory to reduce multiprogramming

What is swapping in the context of CPU scheduling?

The process is swapped out and swapped in later by the medium-term scheduler

What role does the dispatcher play in CPU scheduling?

Another component involved in the CPU scheduling function is the dispatcher.

Test your knowledge about the basic components and functions of a computer operating system with this quiz. Learn about the system unit, input and output devices, storage devices, and the definition of an operating system.

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