Operating System – Introduction

An operating system acts as an intermediary between the user of a computer and the computer hardware. It is software that manages the computer hardware.

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An operating system performs various functions, some of them are:

  • Process Management
  • Memory Management
  • Storage Management
  • Security

We will discuss this function in more details in later posts.

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Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Ubuntu, Fedora are some the examples of operating system. Ubuntu, Fedora are open-source operating systems. Open-source means they are free to use and re-distribution is not copyright protected.

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