Topic 21 Resources

Students need to understand:
  • the purpose and functionality of systems software
  • operating systems:
      • user interface
      • memory management/multitasking
      • peripheral management and drivers
      • user management
      • file management


Choose from the following to help you learn:

Books

CAMBRIDGE Computer Science: 
Page 181 Section "Systems software" which continues right through to Page 184 including "User interfaces".
ROBSON & HEATHCOTE Computer Science (9-1):
Page 45. Section "Operating systems software" which continues right through to "File management" the top of Page 47.
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(3rd edition):
Page 33. Section "Software" which continues right through to "Providing a user interface" on Page 37.
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(2012):
Page 46. Section "Software" which continues right through to "Providing a user interface" on Page 50.
AXSIED GCSE Computer Science (3rd edition)
Page 47 - R24. "Operating systems"
ROUSE & O'BYRNE GCSE(9-1) Computer Science:
Page 78. First two paragraphs.
Page 80. Section
"Systems software
"
which continues right through to "Peripheral management" on Page 93.


Web Sites

BBC Bitesize: Page 1 Software concepts and from Page 1 Operating systems through to Page 6 File systems
Cambridge MOOC: Section 27: Functions of an operating system
Wikipedia: System software (leave out utility for now), Operating system, User interface, Memory Management, Multi-tasking, File systems, Security and Device drivers.  (8 articles)
Simple Wikipedia: Software, Operating system and Interface (3 articles)
Techopedia:  System software and Operating systems (2 articles)
Teach-ICT:  Operating systems

YouTube


ComputerScienceTutor:
Watch from 0:26 to 7:57

MrMDKnight: Watch from 0:16 to 11:53
CraignDave: n/a


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