The Linux Operating System: Linux And Operating Systems

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Operating systems An operating system is software that completes a device this ranges from a phone, to tablet, to a computer and more. This software is the part of the computer that you know is there but you are not able to touch. It acts as a mediator between the hardware of the device and the user. This is what accepts commands from the user and then lets the hardware know what to do or what the user is requesting. Picture you’re in a foreign country that speaks a different language but you have a friend that 's there with you and they speak that language. In that case your friend is doing what an operation system does in a device. The operating System is also what supports the different applications that the user may want to run. Operating…show more content…
Linux is a small but powerful OS, it is able to power up and be ready for use faster that some other operating systems and still be able to have web access. Linux is such a powerful OS that it is being used in providing cloud computing power. Linux offer more flexibility in the environment, the application and the distributions. Unlike operating systems like windows the user can’t choose how they want to their environment to be. The environment is how you see thing like your desktop and your menus. With Linux the user has the ability to choose their own. Essential applications are another area that Linux have a more choice for their user to choose from other operating systems the user has to use what they…show more content…
The overall operating system was said to be responsible for the communication between the hardware and the user but it provides a platform for more than just the communication between the hardware and the user. The kernel however is the part of the operating system that is mainly responsible for this. The computer is consisted of a lot of small electrical component and a basic way of communicating with them is needed. The kernel receives instruction and converts into electrical signal for the electronics of the computer. “The kernel responsible for memory management, process and task management, and disk management.” Memory management is important, this is where use memory that is required for running programs allocated to programs that needs it and one that no longer needs it. Process and task management is where the kernel handles the resources that are needed. At the end of this paper is a diagram of the showing the relationship of the kernel the operating system and the

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