Operating Systems

Lesson Instructions

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  3. Consolidation - these are past exam question and are for deliberate practice to check your understanding.

Task - Fill in the Blanks

Operating system functions activity

Task - Exam Questions - Deliberate Practice

Exam Questions - Web

Mark Scheme

Question 1

  • He can place files into folders and directories

  • He can rename files/folders

  • He can move files/folders

  • He can copy/transfer/export files/folders

  • He can delete files/folders

  • He can set permssions or access rights

  • He can search for files

  • He can view file details/extensions/file size

  • He can create files/folders

  • He can sort files/folders // he can put them in order

  • He can open files/folders

Question 2



  • Allows more than one program to run at the same time

  • ... by sharing processor time / resources between programs

  • Enables the user to be more productive

  • .. An example of a situation when multitasking is required



  • Providing a user interface

  • Providing a platform for applications

  • Memory management

  • File/disk management

  • Peripheral management