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What are the kinds of tasks that your computer's operating system performs?
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  1. Your computer's operating system performs management and interface tasks that fall into six main categories:

    • Processor management involves putting the tasks into order and paring them to manageable size before they go to the CPU.
    • Memory management coordinates data to and from RAM (random-access memory) and determines the necessity for virtual memory.
    • Device management provides interface between connected devices.
    • Storage management directs permanent data storage.
    • Application interface allows standard communication between software and your computer.
    • User interface allows you to communicate with your computer.


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