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 »

The defining characteristic of operating systems is the connection it provides between the hardware, the software and, in some cases, the user interface. Computers require an operating system in order to be used. More »

The classification of an operating system is a grouping that differentiates or identifies the operating system based on how it works, the type of hardware it controls and the applications it supports. The basic function ... 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 Windows Upgrade Advisor scans your computer to ensure compatibility with Windows 7. The program scans your computer’s installed programs, devices and hardware to confirm adherence with Windows 7 system requirements. ... More » Technology Software

Most hardware drivers for Linux are included within the Linux operating system itself. If the hardware driver you require is not installed, plug in the new hardware manually, wait for the operating system to detect it, a... More » Technology Software

Restore Windows 7 back to its normal mode by disabling Safe Mode in the computer's start-up settings or restoring the operating system to an earlier point in time. Safe Mode is an advanced troubleshooting feature that on... More » Technology Software