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NT1110_Module1_Lab.doc The Purpose and Functions of an OS System

The operating system is basically the heart of your PC. Without it your PC is nothing more than just a hunk of built up metal. The OS interprets commands to your hardware in a way that it can function. Using zeros and ones your hardware can function at a basic level. Certain things do not need an OS. If you have a regular Dell laptop; or a gaming computer you’re going to need a more complex OS. You have a variety of OS’s which include Windows, Linux, and Mac. Mac is a pretty fun interface. Mostly multimedia designers, graphic artists, and musicians use this type of OS. They’re accredited for the GUI graphical user interface. People can make changes to their PC to fit they’re styles. Mac has Intel processors but are not compatible with windows or Linux. I have never really used a Linux OS before besides what I have read back in high school. To me it seems pretty cool. You can design your own OS and add it to the Linux. I don’t see why everyone doesn’t have this. I guess the down fall of that is because you can’t sell it. Supposedly they have this contract deal where it’s free to everyone. You can do whatever you want to it. If you make a boss OS you can’t sell it for profit, because the original is not for profit. Linux can run in widows compared to Mac. Also Mac uses it’s on web browser called Safari. If you want you can add Firefox to it I believe. There’s so much going on with windows. Everyone should have at least one version of windows. I say one because there’re so many different versions. There’s windows XP, vista, 7, 95, 7 ultimate, and 8. Sorry if I forgot any of the versions. Windows has everything from Microsoft office with word, excel, outlook etc. You also have the command prompts, internet explorer, word pad you want to take notes. It also has…...

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