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Overview of Operating Systems - Chapter Summary
The information-packed lessons in this chapter provide an overview of operating systems. You can learn how computer operating systems are managed and broaden your knowledge concerning different types of mobile operating systems. After completing the chapter, you should be able to:
- Discuss management of hardware and software resources
- Provide an overview of personal operating systems
- Describe enterprise and workgroup operating systems
- Explain how job scheduling works in operating systems
- List features of mobile operating systems
These lessons provide an overview of operating systems that can help you quickly grasp the topics presented, and our instructors provide a learning experience that's entertaining. A great way to confirm your knowledge of the topics covered and direct your studies is to take the lesson quizzes. You can even print the quizzes and use them to study offline.
1. Computer Operating Systems: Managing Hardware and Software Resources
This lesson will introduce you to computer operating systems and help you figure out the difference between application and operating system software. Also, we will learn the difference between a desktop and wallpaper.
2. Enterprise, Workgroup & Personal Operating Systems
While every computer needs an operating system, different devices and different users need different functionalities. Learn about the different types of operating systems.
3. Job Scheduling in Operating Systems
In this lesson, we'll take a look at operating systems, what they are, what a job is, what job scheduling is, what job scheduling is used for, and why it's important.
4. What is a Mobile Operating System? - Features & Types
Are you Team iOS or Team Android? In this lesson, we'll explain the basic of mobile operating systems, break down the most popular types and take a look at a few of their most important features.
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- Application Software Overview
- Database Management & Data Analytics
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- Telecommunications & Network Architecture
- Programming & Software Methodology
- History of Computing & Societal Impacts
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