The Operating System

The Operating System
The Operating System
System software are operations that controls
the computer and the devices.
We all most likely familiar with application
software, but before that your computer
needs to be running on an operating
system.
A type of system software is
operating system, which is
basically a set of instructions
for the computer.
Every time you turn on your computer the
operating system is loaded into memory,
this allows you to run application
programs.
The system continues to operate until the
computer is completely turned off.
Source
Glenda , A. G. , Randolph , E. G. (2016).
Teachers Discovering Computers:
Integrating Technology in a Changing
world. Boston, MA : Cengage Learning
The Role Of The User Interface
All software is designed to communicate
with the user in a certain way.
User interface controls how you enter data
(input) and how information is presented
(output).
Graphical user interface is what combines
text, graphics, and other visual cues to
make software easier to use.
Emerging Operating System
Google‘s Chorome OS is a emerging
operating system that had the potential to
revolutionize computing.
Chorome Os is designed to work
exclusively with Web-based and
cloud-based applications.
Embedded Operating System
This is the type of system that resides on
an inner chip, than a hard drive.
Most of embedded systems support
multi-touch. Also, allows users to
interact with thousands of apps.
Example 1: IOS is an operating system
developed by Apple. This system allows
programmers worldwide to design apps.
Example 2: Google Android is a system
designed by Google for mobile devices.
This system allows programmers to design
programs specifically for devices
supporting this system.
Example 3: Blackberry OS is a proprietary
system developed by Research In motion
for Blackberry‘s line of smartphones.
The most recent version is Blackberry 10
StandAlone Operating
System
A stand-alone operating system is a
complete system that works on a desktop,
notebook computer and mobile device.
Example 1: Windows would be the most
popular operating system used today.
Windows 8 is the newest version of
window. This version includes a new
interface that simplifies the process of
working with documents and apps.
Windows 7 is more used the windows 8
because it displays the familiar Windows
desktop.
Example 2: Mac OS X this operating
system supports multitasking and is only
available for computers made by apple.
Mac OS X Mavericks is the newest version.
This version includes the new features of
endless browsing, purchasing , and
interacting with apps.
Different Operating Systems
As technology develops, so does the
operating system as well.
New operating system makes computers
easier to use more powerful and
increases the multimedia capabilities.
Not everyone is able to upgrade to a new
computer every time a new version of an
operating system is released.
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