5. Other Tasks

Operating systems are very complicated pieces of software that have many other duties as well such as:

  • Handling files
  • Security such as handling user names and passwords
  • Allocating resources on networks such as disk space
  • Scheduling CPU processing cycles for all the tasks it needs to run
  • Moving data to and from the hard disk
  • Deal with errors which occur while users are working
  • Manage the installation of new applications and the de-installation of unwanted applications
  • Providing services such as print spooling

Challenge see if you can find out one extra fact on this topic that we haven't already told you

Click on this link: Operating System Tasks