Security And Application Software Within A School Environment And Personal Use Essay

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In this report, I will be discussing operating systems, management of information, security and application software within a school environment and personal use. The context of this report will be inclusive of my internal assessments of which I have completed at school, and at home. Operating software (OS) An operating system has the ability to manage both the hardware and software of a computer or device. It is the most important part of a computer and controls every action and task which is carried out. Computers and devices require both hardware and software for it to operate. Without one, you will not have a functioning machine. All desktops utilise operating systems, of which the software (or OS) is a collection of code installed onto the computer 's hard drive and is intangible. It includes the computer programs, folders, files and documents. The internet browser, like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome that allows you to visit online web pages and the operating system that the browser is running on is considered software, while computer hardware is any physical device used in or with your computer or machine. It is something you can physically touch. Examples of hardware include a mouse, monitor, keyboard and motherboards. The interfaces of applications, device management, processor management, memory management, user interface and storage management are the six main tasks controller by the operating system. When saving to a USB stick or external hard drive, as
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