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Jelena Mamčenko Operating Systems Lecture Notes on Operating Systems 7 Today Command line interface (or CLI) operating systems can operate using only the keyboard for input. Modern OS's use a mouse for input with a graphical user interface (GUI) sometimes implemented as a shell. The appropriate OS may depend on the hardware architecture, specifically the CPU, with only Linux and BSD running on almost any CPU. Windows NT has been ported to other CPUs, most notably the Alpha, but not many. Since the early 1990s the choice for personal computers has been largely limited to the Microsoft Windows family and the Unix-like family, of which Linux and Mac OS X are becoming the major choices. Mainframe computers and embedded systems use a variety of different operating systems, many with no direct connection to Windows or Unix, but typically more similar to Unix than Windows. Personal computers o IBM PC compatible - Microsoft Windows and smaller Unix-variants (like Linux and BSD) o Apple Macintosh - Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and BSD
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course CSE 362 taught by Professor Mavin during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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