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What is the purpose of operating system software?

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November 19, 2016 9:36PM

An Operating System (or OS) is what your entire Interface is. It

is a layer of code or a "bridge" between the hardware and the user,

along with the programs a user decides to use. The OS helps you

navigate to the internet, programs, etc. Without an OS you are left

with a blank computer screen. The OS manages the memory, controls

the data which goes to and from the peripheral devices, and

provides an infrastructure that programs can use. Operating systems

provide common code that all the applications can use. Otherwise,

all the programs would be much larger since the same code would

have to be duplicated over and over for each one.

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