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Operating Systems

What is an operating system?

An operating system is system software that manages computer hardware, software resources, and provides common services for computer programs. Time-sharing operating systems schedule tasks for efficient use of the system and may also include accounting software for cost allocation of processor time, mass storage, printing, and other resources.

How many operating systems are there?

The total number of operating systems will never be known, but there are many more operating systems then you would expect.

Laptop/Desktop Operating Systems:
  • Windows
    • Windows 10
  • MacOS
    • OS X
  • Linux
    • Debian
    • Arch
    • Slackforce
Phone Based Operating Systems:
Phone/Laptop/Desktop Operating Systems:

Is there any reason to use a different operating system?

how_to_it_wiki/computers/operating_systems.txt · Last modified: 2021/07/09 03:00 by loading