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02 - Purpose of Operating Systems

 1. An operating system is an example of system software.
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  FALSE

  TRUE

 2. What does an operating system manage?

  The hardware and all other software

  The amount of time the user can spend on the computer

  The health of the user

  The environment around the user

 3. The operating system is loaded onto a computer by what type of program?

  A primary program

  A tertiary program

  A boot program

  An initialisation program

 4. The core of an operating system is known as the kernel.

  FALSE

  TRUE

 5. An operating system manages _____ and these _____ are often shared among the various programs that want to use them.

  resources

  currencies

  tokens

  dollars

 6. Which of these options are allocated by the operating system?
1. Processors
2. Memory
3. I/O devices

  None of them

  1 and 2

  All of them

  1 and 3

 7. One of the earliest operating systems was the Atlas Supervisor. When was it commissioned?

  1958

  1976

  1962

  1989

 8. The most used desktop operating system in the world is …

  Linux

  Apache

  Microsoft Windows

  MacOS

 9. The most used mobile operating system in the world is …

  Symbian

  Android

  Blackberry

  iOS

 10. Which of these terms refers to a family of operating systems with similar design?

  Unite

  Nixus

  Unix

  Nexus