Operating system

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See also: Operating Systems | Platform

Acronym: OS / Operating System

Generally speaking, this is the stuff which sits between a program and the hardware, or platform. An operating system provides a common standard for developers.

Operating Systems often hide complex machine code from end users with a desktop and graphical user interface. This can help productivity as the average computer users does not want to deal with a command line interface or the details of connecting peripherals.

A more complete List of Operating Systems.

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