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Chapter 4, Problem 2DQ
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Assume you are going to buy a personal computer. What operating system features are important to you? What operating system would you select and why?

Program Plan Intro

Operating System:

  • An operating system (OS) is a set of programs which are used to controls a computer’s hardware.
  • It acts an interface with application software.

Explanation of Solution

Features of Operating system to buy a personal computer:

The following operating system features are supported for buying a personal computer (PC):

  • Manage common function in computer hardware.
    • These activities perform the following functions.
      • Obtain input from the keyboard.
      • Retrieve data from disks.
      • Store information on disks.
      • Display information on a monitor or printer.
  • Provide user interface and control input or output management.
    • User interface permits people to access and work together with computer system.
  • Provide a degree of hardware independence.
    • The hardware independence is the capability of a software program to execute on any platform, with no concern for the particular essential hardware.
  • Handle system memory.
    • The OS manage how memory is accessed, increasing the use of existing memory and storage to give optimum efficiency.
  • Manage processing tasks.
    • Task management can increase the amount of processing using the five methods such as multiuser, multiprocessing, multitasking, multithreading, and real time...

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