Operating Systems: Resource management

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UNIT 3 - ⇑ Operating Systems ⇑

← Provision of a virtual machine Resource management Operating system classifications →

Being the most fundamental of all system programs, Operating Systems are trusted with the job of controlling and sorting through the hardware, and this includes all the main components of the computer. To ensure that there is little confusion, the OS programs managing the key resources are giving relatively simple names depending on the resource they manage:

Key Resource OS Program
Processors Processor Scheduling
Storage Memory management
I/O devices I/O management
Data File management

Remember: Data is stored information, but Storage holds the information.