Operating System

Definition : A set of system software routines that sits lies between application software and hardware.

The operating system is a collection of software routines that is placed between the application software and hardware. Due to its location, the operating system is said to serve as a platform for user applications. The main roles of an operating system are device management, memory management, file system management and processor management.

See Also : Software, Hardware, Device Management, Memory Management, File System Management, Processor Management.

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