Operating system

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Example operating systems include Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS and MacOS, and Linux.
 
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Latest revision as of 16:46, 15 March 2012

An operating system (OS) is a set of programs that manage computer hardware resources and provide common services for application software. The operating system is a vital component of the system software in a computer system. Application programs require an operating system which are usually separate programs, but can be combined in simple systems.

Example operating systems include Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS and MacOS, and Linux.

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