Dale - Computer Science Illuminated 346

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Operating Systems To understand a computer system you must understand the soft- ware that manages and coordinates its pieces. The operating system of a computer is the glue that holds the hardware and soft- ware together. It is the software foundation on which all other software rests, allowing us to write programs that interact with the
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Unformatted text preview: machine. This chapter and the next one explore the way in which an operating system manages computer resources. Just as a policeman organizes the efficient flow of cars through an intersec-tion, an operating system organizes the efficient flow of programs through a computer system. 319 Chapter 10...
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