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Operating Systems

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware, software resources, and provides common services for computer programs.


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Types of Operating Systems

Purpose of Operating Systems

 An operating system is the level of programming that lets you do things with your computer. The operating system interacts with a computer's hardware on a basic level, transmitting your commands into language the hardware can interpret. The OS acts as a platform for all other applications on your machine. Without it, your computer would just be a paperweight. (read more below)

History of Operating Systems