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Learn Computers Step by Step by Jude D'souza, Monica D'souza

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CHAPTER 4

Operating Systems

Chapter Outline

Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you should be able to

  • Define and understand operating systems
  • Understand UNIX and its basic functionality
  • Work with DOS and use commands
  • Understand Windows operating system
  • Learn about key Windows components
  • Understand Macintosh operating system

What is an Operating System?

An operating system works almost like a manager. It is responsible for managing all the available resources on your computer. An operating system consists of the various functions that control the memory, control the monitor display, execute commands ...

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