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IT Fundamentals - Operating Systems
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Provides an interface between the user and the system, manages hardware components and software applications, monitors system health, and provides for file storage.
computer operating systems
Windows, OS X, Linux, and Chrome OS.
mobile operating systems
Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Blackberry.
based on Unix
OS X, Linux, Android, Chrome OS and iOS.
Red Hat, Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and Google's Android.
Computer software that allows individuals and companies to change the code and distribute the software to anyone for any purpose.
Computer software licensed under exclusive legal right of the copyright holder with the intent that the licensee is given the right to use the software only under certain conditions, and restricted from other uses, such as modification, sharing, studying, redistribution, or reverse engineering.
A computer architecture in which the CPU, Operating System and other components utilize data in 32 bit pieces.
A computer architecture in which the CPU, Operating System and other components utilize data in 64 bit pieces. There are several advantages to a 64-bit system including the ability to process more data at once and the ability to use significantly greater amounts of physical memory.
A mobile open-source operating system (OS) based on the Linux kernel and currently developed by Google.
A proprietary mobile operating system developed by BlackBerry Ltd for its BlackBerry line of smartphone handheld devices.
An operating system based on the Linux kernel and designed by Google to work with web applications and installed applications, initially designed as a pure web thin client operating system.
Software or both that duplicates the functions of one computer system on a different computer system. (For example you can emulate Android on a Windows computer)
GUI (graphical user interface)
A type of interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and a point and click device, as opposed to text-based interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation.
A mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc. and distributed exclusively for Apple hardware, including iPods, iPhones, and iPads.
Older operating system assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution.
A method where multiple tasks, also known as processes, are performed during the same period of time by executing them concurrently rather than sequentially.
A series of Unix-based graphical interface operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. designed to run on Mac computers.
The family of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
64 bit software
32 bit software
CLI (Command Line Interface)
A user interface that requires the user to type in instructions in order to use the computer, open software, etc.
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