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Week 4_intro to Computer_OS and Utility Program (1)

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Living in a Digital World Discovering Computers 2010 TOPIC 1.3 Objectives Overview Define system software and identify the two types of system software Describe the functions of an operating system Summarize the startup process on a personal computer Summarize the features of several stand-alone operating systems Briefly describe various server operating systems Summarize the features of several embedded operating systems Explain the purpose of several utility pro
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  Living in a Digital World Discovering Computers 2010 TOPIC 1.3  Objectives Overview Define system software and identify the two types of system software Describe the functions of an operating system Summarize the startup process on a personal computer Summarize the features of several stand-alone operating systems Briefly describe various server operating systems Summarize the features of several embedded operating systems Explain the purpose of several utility programs Discovering Computers 2010: Living in a Digital World Chapter 8 2 See Page 397 for Detailed Objectives  System Software ã System software  is programs that control the operations of the computer and its devices.   Discovering Computers 2010: Living in a Digital World Chapter 8 3 Page 398 Operating systems Utility Programs  Operating Systems ã An operating system  ( OS ) is a set of programs containing instructions that work together to coordinate all the activities among computer hardware resources Discovering Computers 2010: Living in a Digital World Chapter 8 4 Pages 398 - 399 Start and shut down a computer Provide a user interface Manage programs Manage memory Coordinate tasks Configure devices Establish an Internet connection Monitor performance Provide utilities Automatically update Control a network Administer security
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