Operating System: Windows XP
1. What do you mean by an operating system? What are its objectives?
Ans.: An operating system (OS) is a collection of system programs that together controls the operation of a computer system. The OS along with hardware, application and other system software, and users constitute a computer system. It is the most important part of any computer system. It acts as an intermediary between a user and the computer hardware. The OS has the following two objectives: