A computer operating system manages the software and hardware resources on a computer device. It also allows for a consistent and stable way for applications to deal with hardware without knowing every detail of the hard... More »

A computer’s operating system manages a system’s hardware and software resources, storage, memory and processes. As a resource manager, it handles and runs the computer's memory, processor, input and output devices, and ... More »

An operating system is the most essential program that allows a computer to run and execute programs. Without an operating system, a computer cannot be of any important use since the computer's hardware won't be able to ... More »

An operating system provides the connection between a computer's fundamental hardware, peripheral devices and users. It also creates a consistent development platform for programmers. Computers of all sizes, from cell ph... More »

Viruses affect your computer by corrupting files, interrupting Internet traffic and taking over basic functions of your operating system. These behaviors can knock a system offline and cause crashes. Viruses can record k... More »

The most notable system software is the operating system that controls the PC; other types of system software include device drivers, system utilities, compilers, file management tools, assemblers and debuggers. System s... More »

System software is the main operating system that keeps a computer running. Application software runs independent from but using the operating system and performs specific functions. More »