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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 Symbian. 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 device; 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.