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Operating System Security: Operating Systems Security

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Julia Williams
10/19/2017
Honor’s Project
Operating systems Security
Ms. Joanne Phillips-Edley
Operating Systems Security
What is an operating system?
An operating system is the software that supports a computer’s most basic functions, such as scheduling the upcoming tasks, executing a myriad of applications, and controlling peripherals. It is the most important software that runs a computer. The operating system manages the computer’s memory and processes, it’s software and hardware. It translates between computer speak to layman’s terms for the user to understand what is going on. Without an operating system, a computer is just a paperweight.
The operating system organizes the computer’s memory and storage. It makes sure that every program
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The operating security protects the system from threats, viruses, worms, malware, and hackers. An ounce of preventative is better than a pound of cure, as the old saying goes. The same is true for operating systems. The security preventative keeps the computer assets safe from being stolen, compromised, or deleted. The operating system’s security allows applications that have been scanned for viruses and deemed clean to run smoothly. It allows the system to perform required tasks and prevent unauthorized programs from…show more content…
The problem that most users had with Microsoft Windows 10 was that it was a forced update. This made some users resentful towards Microsoft. This update was given under the guise of making the operating system better and more user friendly. When in actuality, some users found the update to be confusing and intrusive. Microsoft dumped 6 gb of data onto their customer’s hard drives without their permission and without giving them a choice to opt out. This led to many lawsuits filed in the US, with users stating their computers were being damaged and their data
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