Functions Of OS and Language Processor

Q9. What are the functions of operating system and language processor? Give examples.

Ans. The operating systems perform the following functions:

  •  Provides the instructions to prepare user-interface i.e., way to interact with user whether through typed commands or through graphical symbols.
  •  Loads necessary programs (into the computer memory) which are required for proper computer functioning.
  • Coordinates how p

    rograms work with the CPU, keyboard, mouse, printer and other hardware as well as with other software.

  •  Manages the way information is stored on and retrieved from disks.

Examples of Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Android.

Language Processors processes an HLL (High Level Language) program into a machine understandable form.

Examples of Language Processor are Compiler, Assembler and Interpreter.

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