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operating system

  1. (software) Software that controls a computer and acts as a layer between the hardware and the applications and users. (eg. Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Unix)
  2. (software) Software that provides a simple environment for programmers and end users to work more efficiently (shell, command interpreter)
  3. (software) Software that controls the allocation and usage of hardware resources such as memory, CPU time, disk space, peripheral devices. It provides a interface between the user and the system

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