1.7 System Software Test

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What is meant by system software?
interface between the hardware and applications
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What is an operating system?
System software that manages the computer.
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Operating systems are sometimes referred to as a platform. What is meant by a platform?
Environment where applications/programs/software can run.
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What is the purpose of the kernel in an operating system?
Used to operate the hardware.
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What is meant by a user interface?
A computer design that allows the user to interact with the computer.
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What is meant by a Graphic User Interface (GUI)?
Icons to represent actions and resources.
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