What is Operating Systems?
An operating system (OS) is a collection of software that manages computer hardware resources and provides common services for computer programs. (wikipedia). That is what you would find on Wikipedia in my words it is what runs your computer really. Every computer has one at the bank they have one, big businesses have them so do burger king.
There are many types of operating systems out there. Such as real-time operating system, multi-user, multi-tasking and single-tasking. There is many more than just those 4. They make them for families, schools, businesses, gamers ex.
To give people an idea what some of these do I summed up some of the bigger one to explain ...view middle of the document...
Some people thing they are the same like word is a software an operating system helps it run but it isn’t the actual word program. If you look at it like this if you had just word you would even be able to get to it if you didn’t have an operating system (http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/o/os.htm).
History of the operating systems: The earliest computers were mainframes that lacked any form of operating system. Each user had sole use of the machine for a scheduled period of time and would arrive at the computer with program and data, often on punched paper cards and magnetic or paper tape. The program would be loaded into the machine, and the machine would be set to work until the program completed or crashed. (wikipedia ). It is said [by whom?] that Alan Turing was a master of this on the early Manchester Mark 1 machine, and he was already deriving the primitive conception of an operating system from the principles of the Universal Turing machine (wikipedia ).
Getting back into modern operating systems a computer's operating system is one of the most important “parts” of the computer. Almost every type of computer—including mobile telephones, video game systems, E-book readers, and DVRs—needs an operating system in order to operate properly (encyclopedia.com). Modern mobile operating systems combine the features of a personal computer operating system with other features, including a touchscreen, cellular, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS mobile navigation, camera, video camera, speech recognition, voice recorder, music player, near field communication. (wikipedia )
If you are still thinking that operating systems are just a computer thing it is way more than that. Anything that has anything to do with new technology it was have some kind of operating system in it to help it run properly. Your touch screens wouldn’t even work if it didn’t have an operating system behind it. With the new touch screen the operating systems are getting so...