Sample questions


Explain what aspects of an Operating System can typically be configured:

  1. when the system is installed
  2. while the system is in use

How does system configuration differ from user preferences? And how are these two similar to each other?

Describe two approaches to configuration, with their advantages and disadvantages.


Explain the stages involved in the sending and receiving of an email message.

How are the parts of an email system connected with each other?

What operating system facilities do the programs used for email use?


Explain the term ``Scripting language''.

Is it appropriate to regard a scripting language that is provided with an Operating System as being part of that Operating System? If so, are there any conditions to this? (i.e. you can answer ``that depends on...'' but you would then have to say what it depends on.)

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