Chapter 16

Explain the Purpose of Operating Systems

In this chapter, you learn what operating systems are designed to do, as covered in CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Objective 3.1: Explain the purpose of operating systems, including interface between applications and hardware, disk management, process management/scheduling, kill process/end task, application management, memory management, device management, and access control/protection. You also learn the types of operating systems (OSs): mobile device OS, workstation OS, server OS, embedded OS, firmware, and hypervisor (Type 1).

Foundation Topics

Interface Between Applications and Hardware

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