Operating Systems: Operating System, History of Operating Systems, List of Operating Systems, Comparison of Operating Systems

Operating Systems: Operating System, History of Operating Systems, List of Operating Systems, Comparison of Operating Systems

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 48. Chapters: Operating system, History of operating systems, List of operating systems, Comparison of operating systems, Distributed operating system, Operating system/Draft, Timeline of operating systems, Usage share of operating systems, Instant on, Business Operating System, Crypto Operating System, EasyTasks, Data Access in Real Time, Lightweight Kernel Operating System, Ethernut, SUNMOS, List of tools to create Live USB systems, Cray Operating System, XB Machine, NX-OS, Date Storage Server V6, OASIS operating system, PC migration, Xerox Operating System, Jaris OS, Universal Time-Sharing System, Genesis operating system, ILIOS, ISCSI Boot Firmware Table, Operating Systems: Design and Implementation, Dot-file, TUNES, Process switching latency, MagicSix. Excerpt: An operating system (OS) is software, consisting of programs and data, that runs on computers, manages computer hardware resources, and provides common services for execution of various application software. The operating system is the most important type of system software in a computer system. Without an operating system, a user cannot run an application program on their computer, unless the application program is self booting. For hardware functions such as input and output and memory allocation, the operating system acts as an intermediary between application programs and the computer hardware, although the application code is usually executed directly by the hardware and will frequently call the OS or be interrupted by it. Operating systems are found on almost any device that contains a computer-from cellular phones and video game consoles to supercomputers and web servers. Examples of popular modern operating systems include Linux, Android, iOS, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. Real-timeA real-time operating system is a multitasking operating system that aims at...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.


Title:Operating Systems: Operating System, History of Operating Systems, List of Operating Systems, Comparison of Operating Systems
Author: Source Wikipedia, LLC Books
Publisher:Books LLC, Wiki Series - 2010-06
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