Week 2 Assignment

Week 2 Assignment - Week 2 Assignment CIS206 Case 2-3: The...

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Week 2 Assignment CIS206 Case 2-3: The first thing to remember is that the operating system in any computer is just a complex program. It helps the other software environments communicate with the hardware devices and other functions necessary to perform their specific jobs. It is also used for other things like memory allocation, loading applications, as well as loading functions that the applications can use. The operating system performs the functions necessary to bring all the components that make up our computer together and allow them to communicate. When communicating with hardware, the operating system uses programs called device drivers. Device drivers act as a translator for the hardware that catches its functions from the operating system via the software that the user is running. For example: when using the print command, the application software tells the operating system what to print. The operating system then uses the device driver to communicate to the printer and tell it what to print. Other functions of the operating system are to allocate virtual memory, or
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2011 for the course CIS 206 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '11 term at DeVry Mesa.

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Week 2 Assignment - Week 2 Assignment CIS206 Case 2-3: The...

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