Operating system of a computer is a software based platform that all other types of software need it to run.
Operating system of a computer does several and very important tasks including, but not limited to:
- Enabling programs installed on a computer system to run
- Starting up and shutting down of computers
- Maintenance tasks like keeping a computer system healthy to enable it work properly and at an acceptable speed and efficiency
- Enabling a computer system to interact with input and output devices properly
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