Operating Systems Introduction Level

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An operating system, often shortened to OS, is the most important software that runs on a computer. It manages the computer’s memory and processes, as well as all of its software and hardware. All computers and computer-like devices have operating systems, including your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, smartwatch and router. An operating system allows a user to run other applications on a computing device.


Once you have worked through this manual, you should be able to:

  1. Understand key concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices and software.
  2. Start up and shut down a computer.
  3. Work effectively on the computer desktop using icons, windows.
  4. Adjust the main operating system settings and use built-in help features.
  5. Know about the main concepts of file management and be able to efficiently organise files and folders.
  6. Understand key storage concepts and use utility software to compress and extract large files.
  7. Understand the importance of protecting data and devices from malware and of backing up data.
  8. Recognise considerations relating to green IT, accessibility and user health.

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