History of Operating Systems: Timeline & Evolution


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What software layer is between the user and a computer' hardware?

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1. Which mobile operating system was introduced in 2002 and last updated in 2016?

2. What were the first operating systems used for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Go over these assessments and test yourself on the history of operating systems. Points of interest for the quiz/worksheet include the software layer that exists between the user and a computer's hardware and a mobile system that's no longer being produced.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Consider these topics before taking the multiple-choice quiz:

  • Purpose of the first systems
  • Company that introduced the first operating system with a graphical user interface
  • Mobile system characteristic that isn't used in desktop computers

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the company that initiated the first operating system with a graphical user interface and the software layer between a user and the hardware of a computer
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a mobile system that's been discontinued
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding something that is a characteristic of mobile operating systems but not the operating systems of desktop computers

Additional Learning

For more on computer systems, you can read the lesson we've made available to you called History of Operating Systems: Timeline & Evolution. These areas will be explored:

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  • MS-DOS updates
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