Operating Systems KS3 Resources

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All Computer Science topics are covered, and each module comes complete with:

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Frequently Asked Questions About KS3 Operating Systems

What is an operating system?

An operating system (OS) is a software program that manages the hardware and software resources of a computer. It controls the communication between the user and the computer, and provides a platform for other software to run on. Examples of popular operating systems are Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

What are the main functions of an operating system?

The main functions of an operating system include managing memory, managing input and output, managing processes and tasks, managing the file system, and providing a user interface.

What is the difference between a command line interface and a graphical user interface?

A command line interface (CLI) is a type of user interface that uses text commands to interact with the operating system. A graphical user interface (GUI) is a type of user interface that uses graphical elements such as windows, icons, and menus to interact with the operating system.

What is a file system?

A file system is the way that an operating system organizes and stores files on a storage device, such as a hard drive or SSD. Examples of file systems include NTFS, FAT32, and EXT4.

What is a process?

A process is a program that is currently running on a computer. An operating system manages processes by allocating resources, such as memory and CPU time, and by providing mechanisms for communication between processes.