DefinitionAn operating system is an integrated set of programs that controls the resources (cpu, memory, input/output devices etc. ) of a computer system and provides its users with an interface. 1 2
The OS is the computers master control program. The Os provides us with commands that enables us to interact with the pc. When we issue a command, the OS translate it into code that the machine can use.
Some popular operating system are- Unix, Ms-Dos, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows NT, Linux.
Functions of the operatingSystem 1. It displays the on-screen elements which we interact. 2. It loads programs into the computers memory so that we can use them. 3. It coordinates how programs work with the computers hardware and other software. 4. OS manages the way how information is stored on and retrieved from disk.
Types of operating system;1. Real time operating system,2. Single user Single tasking OS,3. Single user MultitaskingOS,4. Multi user Multitasking OS.
Real time operating systemA real time operating system is a very fast, relatively small OS.It is needed to run real-time applications.It may support multiple simultaneous tasks or it may support only single tasking.Real time applications are needed to run medical diagnostics equipment, life-support system, scientific instruments & industrial system.
Single user/single tasking operatingsystemAn operating system that allows a single user to perform just one task at a time is a Single user-single tasking operating system.To a user a task is a function such as printing a document , writing a file to disk, editing a file or downloading a file from a network server.MS-DOS is an example of a single-tasking OS
Single user/multitasking OperatingsystemA single user-multitasking operating system is one that allows a single user to perform two or more functions at once.The most commonly used personal computers usually run such Oss, including Microsoft Windows and Macintosh operating system.
Multi user/ Multi tasking OperatingsystemA multi user-multi tasking operating system is an operating system that allows multiple users to use programs that are simultaneously running on a single network server called terminal server.In a multi user-multi tasking operating system environment all or most of the computing occurs at the server.Examples of multi user- multi tasking Oss include UNIX, VMS
User InterfaceWhen we work on a computer we see and use a set of items on the screenTaken together, these items are called the user interface.
The two most common types of user interface are: Graphical user interface and Command line user interfaces.
Prepared by:Md. Aziz ullah1229CSE00234Dept. of CSEManarat International UniversityGulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh.
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