Features And Characteristics Of An Operating System

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Characteristics of an Operating System:
Multi-User: A Multi-User is two or more users that have individual accounts that allow them to work with programs and peripheral devices at the same time.
Multitasking: Multitasking is when a computer is able to run more than one application at the same time, for example have Microsoft Word and Internet open at the same time.
Multiprocessing: Multiprocessing is when an Operating System can support multiple Computer Processing Units (CPU’s)
Multithreading: Multithreading is when a program can complete multiple tasks at the same time. It is similar to Multitasking but allows multiple threads instead of processes. Also since each thread is controlled separately, it can lead to less crashes due to the fact
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Family safety will give your kids independence as well as still letting you keep an eye on them and what they are doing. Another Feature on this Operating System is the programmes that you get such as the ones you have always used like PowerPoint, Excel and Word. You can use your mouse and keyboard to organise documents and stuff into specific folders on the desktop. There is a new Graphical User Interface (GUI) design, the start screen is designed more like an mobile app or an Xbox 360. This allows you to really customize and change your start up screen to make it personal to you. There is also a new thing called “One View” this means that when you are working on the desktop, all the applications that you have opened will appear in a task bar at the bottom of you monitor. This will include all the applications you have opened in desktop and the Windows Store from your start screen. Windows 8.1 works with a wide variety of different types of devices both input and output, including touch, mouse-and-keyboard or both. This new feature means that you can discover faster ways to switch between applications, shuffle documents and folders around and go smoothly form one place to another. There are many different versions of this Operating system for example “Windows 8.1”, “Windows 8.1 Pro”, “Windows 8.1 Pro Student” and “ Windows 8”. These will comprehend with the skills and ability that client users have. This will make there life using this Operating System a lot

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