Fundamentals of Operating Systems

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About This Course[edit]

This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental understanding of what an operating system consists of, as well as how they are used in the business environment.

What is an operating system?[edit]

An operating system (OS) is a computer program that manages the hardware and software resources of a computer. At the foundation of all system software, an operating system performs basic tasks such as controlling and allocating memory, prioritizing system requests, controlling input and output devices, facilitating networking, and managing files. It also may provide a graphical user interface for higher level functions. It forms a platform for other software.