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01 - What is System Software?

 1. System software is a type of computer program that is designed to run a computer?s ____________
Note: If we think of the computer system as a layered model, the system software is the interface between the hardware and user applications

  mouse and printer drivers

  software and driver programs

  hardware and application programs.

  design and game consoles

 2. The best known example of system's software is the O __________ S__________
Bill Gates created his very own operating system. Yep, you guessed it! He created the windows operating system. Why not watch this video about making your own?

  Opulent System

  None of the above

  Opcode Sentient

  Operating System

 3. Fill in the blanks for the following excerpt on an important type of systems software.
The ______ (basic input/output system) gets the computer system started 
after you turn it on and manages the data flow between the operating 
system and attached devices such as the hard disk, video adapter, 
keyboard, mouse, and printer.

  RAM

  DIOS

  WINDOWS

  BIOS

 4. The boot program loads the operating system into the computer's main memory or random access memory (RAM).

  FALSE

  TRUE

 5. Internet/Web OS: Is designed to run on the browser that is online.

  TRUE

  FALSE

 6. Other types of systems software (apart from Operating systems) include:

  Translators and Utility programs

  Device Drivers

  All of the above

  Firmware

 7. Translators are systems software that translate low level languages into high level languages.

  FALSE

  TRUE

 8. These programs ensure optimum functionality of devices and applications. They are 'useful' programs that the user can utilise on the system

  Hash Programs

  Firmware

  Utility Programs

  Device Drivers

 9. System software is the first layer of software to be loaded into memory every time a computer is powered up

  TRUE

  FALSE

 10. Drivers are examples of systems software. Devices which require drivers include:

  All of the above

  Printers

  Mice

  Soundcards

 11. Examples of Utility software include:

  Disk defragmentation services, Data recovery and File compression

  Antivirus and security software

  All of the above

  Disk partition services e.g. Partition magic

 12. Disk degragmenters are used to:

  organize scattered files on the drive

  Break all the data on the system into 'fragments' that are then stored securely

  delete all the contents of RAM (this is 'defragging')

  destroy a corrupt hard drive

 13. File Compression utility software is useful to optimise disk space. An example is:

  WinZip and WinRar

  Sophos Firewall

  Filezilla (FTP software)

  McAffee Anti Virus

 14. In contrast to system software, software that allows users to do things like create text documents, play games, listen to music, or surf the web is called ???.

  application software

  openware software

  middleware software

  office software

 15. A __________ is the core part of the operating system that defines an API for applications programs (including some system software) and an interface to device drivers

  kiosk chip

  kernel

  kit

  kipper