Responsibilities of system software:
Types of system software

In the next section we will look more closely at assemblers and at operating systems.

Definitions:

Assembly language:
A symbolic representation of the machine language of a specific computer. Assembly language is converted to machine code by an assembler.
Assembler:
A program which converts assembly language into machine code.
Operating system:
The low-level software which handles the interface to peripheral hardware, schedules tasks, allocates storage, and presents a default interface to the user when no application program is running.


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