Operating System Basics

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What is the function of an operating system?

Which program has complete control over everything that occurs in the system?

What is the main function of the Kernel in an operating system?

What does the operating system act as between the user and the computer hardware?

Which of the following is NOT an example of an operating system?

What is the first program loaded on startup of a computer?

What was the early operating system for microcomputers in the 1970s?

Which activity does the operating system perform for memory management?

What was Microsoft's response to the development of GUI facilities for microcomputers in the 1990s?

Which type of computer runs on almost any CPU with only Linux and BSD as the operating systems?

What was a family of mainframe computers with the operating system OS/360 produced in the 1960s?

Which program is responsible for managing device communication via their respective drivers?

What does an operating system do for processor management?

Which type of computer uses a variety of dedicated OS's and limited versions of Linux or other OS's?

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Learn the fundamentals of operating systems and their role in managing computer hardware and running applications. Understand the concept of operating systems as intermediaries between users and hardware, and how they facilitate program execution and resource management.

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