Figure 2: System Software
An operating system has three main functions: (1) manage the computer’s resources, such as the central processing unit, memory, disk drives, and printers, (2) establish a user interface, and (3) execute and provide services for applications software.
What are the functions of the system software?
System software coordinates the activities and functions of hardware and software, and it controls the operations of computer hardware. A computer’s operating system is an example of system software. Operating systems control the computer hardware and act as an interface with application programs.
What are functions of application software?
The function of application software is to perform specific operations for various applications. These functions include writing reports, creating spreadsheets, manipulating images, keeping records, developing websites and calculating expenses.
What are the uses of software?
Systems software includes the operating system and all the utilities that enable the computer to function. Applications software includes programs that do real work for users. For example, word processors, spreadsheets, and database management systems fall under the category of applications software.
What are the 4 functions of an operating system?
Operating system performs the following functions;
- Booting. Booting is a process of starting the computer operating system starts the computer to work.
- Memory Management.
- Loading and Execution.
- Data Security.
- Disk Management.
- Process Management.
- Device Controlling.
- Printing Controlling.