Operating System Functions

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Operating System Functions



Manages main memory, or RAM



Configures and controls peripheral devices



Manages essential files operations, including
formatting disks and copying, renaming and deleting
files



Monitors system performance



Provides
a user interface



Multitasking capability


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The System Software






Controls the operation of a computer.



Is the BOSS of the computer system.

System Software Tasks






Booting the computer



Formatting disks



Creating folders or directories



Sav
ing and retrieving files



Moving and copying files

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Specific Types of System Software


There are many different types of system software

designed for certain types of computers
.



Operating System

Developer


Designed For

Type of Interface


Macintosh OS 8


Apple Computer

Macintosh

Graphical User
Interface (GUI)

Macintosh OS 9


Apple Computer

Macintosh

(GUI)

Macintosh OS 10


Apple Computer

Macintosh

(GUI)

MS
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DOS (Microsoft

Disk Operating
System)

Microsoft Corp.

IBM PC & Compatibles

Com
mand driven


Windows 95


Microsoft Corp.

IBM PC & Compatibles

(GUI)

Windows 98


Microsoft Corp.

IBM PC & Compatibles

(GUI)

Windows NT


Microsoft Corp.

IBM PC & Compatibles

(GUI)

Windows CE


Microsoft Corp.

IBM PC& Compatibles

(GUI)

Windows 2000
Profe
ssional Edition

Microsoft Corp.

IBM PC & Compatibles

(GUI)

Windows 2000 Me


Microsoft Corp.

IBM PC & Compatibles

(GUI)

Windows XP


Microsoft Corp.

IBM PC & Compatibles

(GUI)

OS/2


IBM

IBM PC & Compatibles

(GUI)

UNIX X
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Windows


AT&T, MT, GE

IBM PC & Com
patibles

(GUI)

Linux (Modified for
PC)

Linux Toralds

IBM PC & Compatibles

(GUI)