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Distinguish between system software and applications software
system software is the interface between computer hardware and user applications programs, Application software enables the computer to do a particular task
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Describe three main functions of an operating software
To allocate memory, store data and to allocate processing time between the running programs and the users.
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Using an application, describe the main features of an operating system.
An operating system manages all other programs being used on a computer. Microsoft Windows is a common operating system.
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Using an application, describe the main features of batch processing
Batch processing involves collecting groups of data over a period of time and then inputting the data, An application that uses batch processing include billing systems.
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What is meant by a multi-user system?
A multi-user system involves many at different computers sharing the processor of a powerful computer.
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Name and describe two utility programs
Task scheduling is a method by which the processor time is divided among a number of tasks. A backup is a copy of the original data or file in case it gets damaged or lost.
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Describe three main functions of an operating software

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To allocate memory, store data and to allocate processing time between the running programs and the users.

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Using an application, describe the main features of an operating system.

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Using an application, describe the main features of batch processing

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