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What deos the operating system manage

Backing store, file compression, de-fragmentation, peripherals

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How does the operating system provide a UI

Sorting of files, more than one window, error messages, command line interface

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What is a library

A collection of commonly used private functions, such as random number generators

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What are the advantages of using libraries

Related functions together, time saved, programs contain less code, has already been tested

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What are some tools in a software development environment

Editor, loader, debugger, break point

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How can a disk be organised

File transfer, formatting of a disk, compressing

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How is the system maintained

System restore, defragmentation, virus protection, firewall

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How does virus protection work

It monitors activity on a computer system for the signs of virus infection. Each virus has its own unique ‘signature’

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How does a firewall work

A firewall can be a software or hardware security system that controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic

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Description of a word processor

A computer program used for storing, manipulating, and formatting text

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Description of a spread sheet

A computer program used for organising and analysing numerical data in tabular form

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Description of a presentation

A computer program used to display information in the form of a slide show

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Description of a database

A computer program that stores a comprehensive collection of related data

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Description of a drawing application

A computer program used for producing and editing digital images