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Essential Guide to Computing: The Story of Information Technology, The by E. Garrison Walters

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  1. What are the five basic functions of an operating system? Give an example of each.

  2. How does an operating system make computers more efficient?

  3. What is the role of device drivers?

  4. Define multitasking and multiprocessing.

  5. What are two different kinds of multitasking?

  6. What are two different kinds of multiprocessing?

  7. Why do operating systems use multiple layers?

  8. What is virtual memory?

  9. What is an API?

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