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Cambridge Tech LO1 – Operating Systems task
You are to write a report that must contain the following information
about operating systems. I will expect there to be examples of
different operating systems used so you may want to talk about
how Windows XP performs a task compared to a single task
operating system like a simple mobile phone operating system like
1. Write a definition for an operating system;
2. Describe the main features of an operating system for
example: the cost, reliability, ease of use, type of interface
and how they can be customised. You need to make sure
you’re using different operating systems as examples;
3. Explain what an interrupt is and how they are used by an
operating system;
4. Define and explain the purpose of scheduling;
5. Explain how memory is managed in a modern computing
6. Describe spooling;
7. Describe the main components of a typical desktop PC
operating system including file allocation table and how it
used, and the purpose of the boot file.
The report must be word processed, 2000 words long (about 4
pages), written in Verdana size 12 and be 1.5 line spaced. You will
need to add a word count to the bottom of the report.