Overview of Operating Systems – Questions and Answers

Subject Title: ICT Revision Kit
TOPIC: Overview of Operating Systems

QUESTION 1
April 2021 Question Three A
Discuss six reasons why a computer operating system is considered as a resource manager. (6 marks)

QUESTION 2
November 2019 Question Six B
Explain the following types of operating systems:
i. Time sharing operating system.
ii. Real time operating system

QUESTION 3
May 2018 Question Three C
Discuss five types of operating systems.

QUESTION 4
November 2017 Question Seven B
Explain four main functions of an operating system.

QUESTION 5
May 2017 Question Four B
Highlight four ways in which an operating system could be used to sort computer files.

QUESTION 6
May 2016 Question Three A
Distinguish between “cold booting” and “warm booting” as used in computer systems.

QUESTION 7
November 2015 Question Three C
Giving an example in each case, state three criteria of classifying operating systems.

QUESTION 8
Pilot paper 2015 Question Seven B
Outline four factors to consider in the acquisition of an operating system.

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