Operating Systems is the first actual software that you need to install on your computers to be able to use it, including smartphones.
The functions of an OS include:
- Memory management
- Disk management
- File management
- Process management
- Interrupts and Networking
A few features of modern operating systems are:
All other softwares that we use to do our work whether for office work, playing games, movies, music, browsing the internet, etc require the OS to support them.
Examples of operating systems are Microsoft Windows XP, 7, 8, Mac OS X and Linux. A full list of operating systems may be found here.