Role of O/S in managing resources

  • Created by: solemnsun
  • Created on: 13-05-15 11:50

Describe in detail the role of the operating system in managing computer resources.  [6]

Manages peripherals such as input and output devices

  • Communicates with and sends data output to a printer / monitor / other
  • valid output device
  • Communicates with and receives data input to a keyboard / mouse / other valid input device


  • Data is stored on hard disc/in memory / stored in a queue
  • Document is printed when printer is free / in correct order
  • Benefit of spooling - User can carry on working / log off when waiting for job to print

Manages backing store


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