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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

  design and game consoles

  hardware and application programs.

  software and driver programs

 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?

  Opcode Sentient

  None of the above

  Operating System

  Opulent 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.

  DIOS

  BIOS

  RAM

  WINDOWS

 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.

  FALSE

  TRUE

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

  Translators and Utility programs

  Device Drivers

  Firmware

  All of the above

 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

  Device Drivers

  Hash Programs

  Utility Programs

  Firmware

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

  FALSE

  TRUE

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

  Soundcards

  Mice

  Printers

  All of the above

 11. Examples of Utility software include:

  Disk defragmentation services, Data recovery and File compression

  Disk partition services e.g. Partition magic

  All of the above

  Antivirus and security software

 12. Disk degragmenters are used to:

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

  organize scattered files on the drive

  destroy a corrupt hard drive

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

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

  WinZip and WinRar

  McAffee Anti Virus

  Sophos Firewall

  Filezilla (FTP software)

 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 ???.

  middleware software

  office software

  application software

  openware 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

  kipper

  kit

  kiosk chip

  kernel