An operating system or OS

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An  operating system  or  OS , is a software program that enables the  computer hardware  to communicate and operate with the computer software.  Without a computer operating system, a computer and software  programs  would be useless. Indentify and discuss 4 different attributes of an operating system 1. It manages the hardware and software resources of the system. In a desktop computer , these resources include such things as the processor , memory , disk space and more (On a cell phone , they include the keypad, the screen, the address book, the phone dialer, the battery and the network connection). 2. It provides a stable, consistent way for applications to deal with the hardware without having to know all the details of the hardware. Real-time operating system (RTOS) - Real-time operating systems are used to control machinery, scientific instruments and industrial systems. An RTOS typically has very little user-interface capability, and no end-user utilities, since the system will be a "sealed box" when delivered for use. A
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course ECON 1001 taught by Professor King during the Spring '10 term at Wisc Whitewater.

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