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Re: What is a computer operating system and where can I find a list of them?

 
Oliver5998
Occasional Visitor

What is a computer operating system and where can I find a list of them?

The question "What is an operating system?" is one I get asked often and I have even been told in the past while trying to sort out a customer's problem that their operating system is Google when in fact that is the browser they are using not the operating system. (Google does have an open source operating system called Chrome OS I should state) That seems to be the problem people but computers and no one ever tells them the basics of what they are using. Once paid  for you are kind of forgotten and left to fend for yourself.

So lets clear it and go through the main operating systems and exactly what they are and do.

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MoisesPerez
Advisor

Re: What is a computer operating system and where can I find a list of them?

Hi Oliver5998,

 

Is simple, The OS (Operating System) is the core set of software on a device (PCs, Smartphones, etc.) 

What does the Operating System does? Manages all of the software and hardware. 

Examples of Operating Systems? Microsoft Windows, Apple's macOS, Linux (open source).

 

Regards,

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