Friday, 16 January 2015

Introduction to Computer Operating Systems


The operating system (Eng. Operating System or OS) is a set of programs responsible for the binding between the hardware resources of a computer and applications of the user. 

It provides computer startup and provides log-rise standardized interfaces for devices. There are SEVERAL operating systems: 
Windows, MS-DOS, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris, Palm OS, Symbian OS, 32 EPOC, etc.

The operating system provides many function utilities, file management, device management (through pilot) shared memory and CPU between the processes, etc. It provides many uses to this software through libraries.

The user can interact with the operating system or keyboard through an online interface to command or the mouse through a graphical interface.