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System software by Mind Map: System software

1. Example of an OS

1.1. Microsoft Windows

1.2. Linux

1.3. Linux kernel

1.4. Ubuntu

1.5. Apple macOS

1.6. Apple iPadOS

1.7. Apple iOS

2. Need for different OS

2.1. They provide a standardized layer between the software and hardware so program can be written once and run on many things. This will also reduce errors.

3. Purpose of an OS

3.1. An operating system 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.

4. OS Function

4.1. Control over system performance - Monitors overall system health to help imrove performance. Records the response time between service requests and system response to have a complete view of the system health.

4.2. Security - The operating system uses password protection to protect user data, antivirus to protect against malicious attack, and using firewall which acts as a filter to check the type of traffic entering to the system.