operating system definition

  • noun:
    • Software made to manage the equipment of a particular data-processing system to be able to allow people and application programs to utilize it.
    • computer software that manages the allocation and usage of hardware sources like memory, CPU time, disk room, and feedback and result devices.
    • (computer system research) software that manages the execution of computer programs and could supply numerous services

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