This is a computer's primary software program, and it controls all basic operations of the computer. MS Windows and Linux are examples of operating systems.
The software that bridges the gap between hardware and applications. E.g. Windows XP is the operating system that allows your browser to run on your PC hardware.
The software upon which all other programs run, containing programming routines that are needed to run the computer and otherwise would have to be included in each new program used. PC OSs are dominated by Microsoft first whilst console OSs tend to be proprietary.
The following operating systems (OS) are recognised and reported:· Microsoft Windows NT / 95 / 98 / Other· Apple Mac / PowerPC / Other· Unix· Linux All other operating systems are grouped together as Other
The low-level software on a computer that schedules tasks, allocates storage, handles the interface to peripheral hardware, and presents a default interface to the user when no application program is running. Examples: UNIX, Windows98, Windows NT. Go to Top
The software programs used to run a computer - for example, DOS and Windows.
The master control program (e.g., Windows) that manages a computer's internal functions and provides a means of control to the computer's operations and file system.
The software systems that manage the interaction between users and hardware. Operating systems are employed by users to tell a computer what to do with the resources at its disposal in order to run programs, store data, or send files to peripherals such as plotters and printers.