Chapter 8. Operating Systems and Utility Programs Serena Oldhouser. System Software. System software consists of the programs that control or maintain the operations of the computer and its devices. Serves as an interface between user, application software, and computer hardware. .
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Operating Systems and Utility Programs
Reorganizes the files and unused space on a computer’s hard disk
Allows the operating system to access data more quickly and programs to run faster
Reorganizes files so that they are stored in contiguous sectors
Complies technical information about the computer’s hardware and certain system software programs and then prepares a report outlining any identified problems
Suggests courses of action to resolve problems foundUtility Programs