Chapter 17

Operating Systems 101: Features, Processes, UI, and Management

The IT Fundamentals+ exam targets three different operating systems: Windows, macOS, and Linux. They differ in almost every way: from preferred file systems and features to interfaces, and from setting permissions to updating drivers. This chapter covers CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Applications and Software Objective 3.2: Compare and contrast components of an operating system.

Foundation Topics

File Systems and Features

What is a file system? A file system refers to how a computer or computing device manages files and folders (a folder, or directory, contains files). Where files and folders can be stored, how many files can be stored in a folder, and the minimum amount of ...

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