what is the os

what is the operating system

                  An Operating system is a program, which acts as an interface between a user of a computer and the computer hardware. So the Propose of an operating system is to provide an environment in which a user may execute programs. The primary goal of an operating system is thus to make the computer system. And convenient to use OS is the most important program that runs off the computer. The operating system performs basic tasks such as recognizing input from that run of a computer.

                An operating system performs basic tasks such as recognizing input from the keyboard, And sending the output of the monitor, Keeping track of files and directories on the disk and controlling peripheral devices such as disk drives and printers.

 Type of OS

                Below is a basic list of the different types of operating systems and a few examples of operating systems that fall into each of the categories. And many computer operating systems will fall into more than one of the below categories.

GUI Operating System

                 And the GUI operating system contains graphics and icons and is commonly navigated by using a computer mouse.

*Below are some examples of GUI operating system.*

  • Microsoft window
  • Mac OS
  • X window system

Multi-User Operating  system

                 A multi-user operating system allows, for multiple users to use the same computer at the same time and Or different times.

Below is some example of the multi-user operating system.

  • UNIX
  • VMS

Multiprocessing Operating System

              An operating system capable of supporting at utilizing more than one computer processor.

Below is the same example of a multiprocessing operating system.

  • UNIX
  • OS/2

Multitasking Operating system

              An operating system that is capable of allowing multiple software processes to run at the same time.

Below is the same example of the multitasking operating system.

  • Linux
  • Microsoft Window

Multithreading Operating System

              A multithreading operating system is an operating system that allows different parts of a single software program to run concurrently. Multithreading is the ability of an OS to execute different parts of the program.

The operating system that would fall into this category is.

  • Linux
  • UNIX
  • Window 2000


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