Different types of operating system

glossaryThere are many different types of OS including Linux and Unix, Windows XP, Server 2003 and Vista, Mac OSX and Ubuntu are all different types of operating systems!

What is an operating system?

An operating system is the piece of software that allows the hardware components to talk to the software components of a computer.  Once you have an operating system up and running you can then install applications like Office and Photoshop on it.


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