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Why are operating systems so confusing?


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October 01, 2008 1:55PM

Because they work at the lowest levels in the computer, operating the hardware and using low level forms of memory and doing a lot of technical jobs. However, to use a computer the majority of people don't need to understand the full technicalities of an operating system. It is like the way you don't have to be a mechanic to drive a car or know all about electronics to watch television. Unless you have to specifically study operating systems, then you don't need a detailed knowledge of how they work.