Describe the purpose and use of common utility programs for:
- computer security
- disk organisation
- system maintenance
It has been mentioned in earlier mini-websites that the operating system is responsible for a number of functions.
One of these functions is to manage a number of 'housekeeping' tasks. These are the things that need to be done in order to keep things running smoothly and efficiently.
The operating system controls a number of utility software applications to carry out specific tasks. We will look at them in more detail over the next few pages.