Operating systems protect the computer hardware and its components. They also perform many responsibilities and/or provide services to manage various resources of the computer system as well as promote the efficiency of use of the computer systems.
(i). Discuss how an operating system protects computer hardware, processor, main memory, and input-output devices of a computer system; and provide appropriate practical examples to illustrate your answer.
(ii). Explain practical issues that an operating system may encounter in its attempt to accomplish the protections you discussed in (i) above.
(iii). In your own words, explain the responsibilities and/or services that an operating system provides for efficient operation of the computer systems and/or embedded systems in hospitals.
(iv). Discuss design objectives that you consider paramount to Input-output (I/O) device management in operating systems.