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Word Processing Newsletter

Word Processing Newsletter

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Published by jasmineklessard
A newsletter on how to use a PC computer.
A newsletter on how to use a PC computer.

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Published by: jasmineklessard on Apr 17, 2012
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YourManual
(only for PClovers).
 
Operating Systems:
Operating Systems (abbreviated as OS) are the soul of yourcomputer. The OS is a software program that lets the hardwarecommunicate with the software you have on your electronic. Nodevice can work without an OS.Operating Systems have evolved with computers. There are manycategories of Operating Systems and many types that fall into thesecategories. Here is a list of the different OSs':
 
GUI (Graphical User Interface): As the name says it, this OSis very graphic. It uses icons, windows and menus tocomplete commands (i.e: deleting pages, opening windowsand moving files). This is the most commonly usedOperating System because of its' easiness. The GUI OS isused on both Apple devices and Microsoft Windows.Here are a few examples of GUI OSs':
o
 
System 7.x
o
 
Windows 7
o
 
Windows CE
 
Multi-User: This OS allows more than one person to use thesame computer at the same time. It's as simple as that.Examples of multi-user OSs':
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Unix
o
 
Linux
o
 
Windows 2000
 
Multiprocessing: These kind of OSs' are able to supportmore than one processor (when it uses more than onecentral processing unit-CPU-a device that carries out theinstructions given to it).Examples of this kind of OS:
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Unix
o
 
Linux
o
 
Windows 2000
 
Multitasking: Computer multitasking is where one CPU canexecute multiple tasks-also known as processes.Examples of multitasking OSs':
o
 
Unix
o
 
Windows 2000
 
Multithreading: This OS allows many parts of a software torun at the same time. These are called threads. This OS iscarefully designed so that the threads do not run into eachother on their way to being processed.Here are a few multithreading OSs':
o
 
Unix
o
 
Linux
o
 
Windows 2000To graphically see the process the OS goes through, look atthese pictures:
 
 
*One important piece of information to remember: youcannot take an Apple OS and transfer it to a PC OS. IT will NOT work.
...............................................................Some information about
Unix
-the human/machineinterface:
 
There are many different versions of Unix
and 
not all can dothe same thing. So pick yours carefully depending on whatyou want for your needs.
 
 
Unix can provide security for your computer, as well as ahigher level of internet.
 
 
Unix is compatible with various hardware, and can beportable from one computer to another.
 
 
Unix can be in almost any electronic device-going fromcomputers to microwaves to cell phones to music players.
 
 
Unix can control the input devices.
 
 
Unix can also keep track of what comes in to your electronicand what comes out.
 
 
Unix has many branches, and a very common one is Linux.
 
 
Unix runs some parts of Google, such as Google docs.
 

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