What do you think?

Apr 2010
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We are discussing theories and not solid examples to prevent any arguments of which OS is best as everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

An Operating System as the translator/ interface between the user and the hardware.
Operating Systems are reputably the most important software in a a desktop or laptop.
The Operating System must be capable of executing programs and user commands.

Modern OS's come from several predecessors:
Batch
Time Sharing
Personal
Network OS
Embedded
Small Computer

Services include:
Kernel
Shell
GUI
CLI(command line interpreter)
File Management
fragmentation, compaction
I/O Services
Process Control
Scheduling
high-level scheduler
dispatcher
CPU and I/O bound processes
preemptive and non-preemptive scheduling
secondary storage management
security

This is an open discussion so please post opinions and any questions...
 
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Guest

Some advance operating systems are really giving so many facilities that it has become so easy to operate the computer.