|Functions of Operating Systems|
Classification of OS
Functions of OS
Family of OS
The two main functions of an operating system are:
One of the challenges facing developers is keeping their operating systems flexible enough to run hardware from the thousands of vendors manufacturing computer equipment. Today's systems can accommodate thousands of different printers, disk drives and special peripherals in any possible combination
The main functions of an Operating systems are
all of the above coming under hardware managing capabilities of an operating system, while the following come under software capabilities of an operating system.
Application programming interface is that where the operating system creates link between the application and system providing an active link between the program and hardware of the computer.
User interface provides a link between the user and the computer, which is one of the main functions of an OS. This can be from providing user with the convenience of giving text commands or else giving the comfort of playing something with the graphics that are built in the operating system to get the desired results. Keeping in mind, a User who doesn't want to be a professional to be able to operate a computer, graphic user interfaced Operating systems are more popular in the market and even the free source Linux is also being available in graphic user interfaced version.
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