Operating System Keywords

What is a graphical user interface?
a visual way of interacting with a computer using items such as windows, icons, and menus, used by most modern operating systems.
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What is a command line interface?
A command-line interface allows the user to interact with the computer by typing in commands. The computer displays a prompt, the user keys in the command and presses enter or return.
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What is memory management?
Memory management keeps track of each and every memory location, regardless of either it is allocated to some process or it is free.
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What is processor management?
Process management is the ensemble of activities of planning and monitoring the performance of a business process. The term usually refers to the management of business processes and manufacturing processes.
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What is multi tasking in the OS?
Multitasking, in an operating system, is allowing a user to perform more than one computer task (such as the operation of an application program) at a time.
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what is time-slicing in OS?
The period of time for which a process is allowed to run uninterrupted in a multi-tasking operating systems.
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What is peripheral management and drivers?
Device management controls peripheral devices by sending them commands in their proprietary machine language. The software routine that deals with each device is called a "driver," and the OS requires drivers for each of the peripherals.
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What is user management?
User Management is an authentication feature that provides administrators with the ability to identify and control the state of users logged into the network.
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What is file management?
A file manager or file browser is a computer program that provides a user interface to manage files and folders.
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