What is an Operating system?

by: Luke Hazlewood

operating system

“An operating system is the most important software that runs on a computer. It manages the computer's memory, processes, and all of its software and hardware. It also allows you to communicate with the computer without knowing how to speak the computer's language.”

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What are examples of Operating Systems?

examples are:

Microsoft Windows

Mac OS


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What are Interfaces?

Menu Driven Interface:

A simple menu from which the user choses an selection. If you follow the menu item it will lead you to another menu and option.

Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Window and Mac uses Graphical User Interface (GUI) – there is no need for complex or complicated demands. The user chooses an option usually by pointing a mouse at an icon.

Command-line interfaces

A command-line interface allows the user to interact with the computer by typing in commands. The computer displays a prompt, the user keys in the command and presses enter or return.