ICT - 1.7 System Software

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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?
Software that allows the computer to run applications.
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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 an operating system?

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Software that allows the computer to run applications.

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Operating systems are sometimes referred to as a platform. What is meant by a platform?

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Card 4

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What is the purpose of the kernel in an operating system?

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Card 5

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What is meant by a user interface?

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