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Understanding Operating Systems

Understanding Operating Systems

This is a free textbook that is offered by Amazon for reading on a Kindle. Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the free Kindle app for smartphones and tablets. Download the app for your device and start reading for free. 'The operating System‘s (OS) function is to manage the main components of a computer and act as a user interface for the computer‘s hardware. The OS plays an important role for the entire computer system. The operating system is responsible for performing the following activities, provides a user interface, performs common hardware functions, manages system memory, manages processing tasks, provides network capability, controls access to system resources and manages files. Providing a system interface, which allows users the ability to access the... Show More


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