Operating Systems

The operating system is the lowest layer of software found on a computer. Modern operating systems make computers user-friendly, allowing for greater productivity and increasing the popularity and use of computers by individuals.

Learning Outcomes

Identify general features in networking, hardware and operating systems

Chapter Learning Outcomes

  1. List and describe major operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and Linux.
  2. Explain how a user interacts with major operating systems.
  3. Explain key components of an operating system, such as the kernel, user interface, and device drivers.