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ANNA UNIVERSITY -operaing system Unit 1

ANNA UNIVERSITY -operaing system Unit 1

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CS1252-OPERATING SYSTEM UNIT I1
UNIT 1
 
CS1252-OPERATING SYSTEM UNIT I2
What is an Operating System?
A program that acts as an intermediary between auser of a computer and the computer hardware.
Operating system goals:
Execute user programs and make solving user problemseasier.
Make the computer system convenient to use.
Use the computer hardware in an efficient manner.
 
CS1252-OPERATING SYSTEM UNIT I3
Computer System Components
1.Hardware –provides basic computing resources (CPU,memory, I/O devices).2.Operating system –controls and coordinates the use of thehardware among the various application programs for thevarious users.3.Applications programs –define the ways in which the systemresources are used to solve the computing problems of theusers (compilers, database systems, video games, businessprograms).4.Users (people, machines, other computers).

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