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Operating System

The OperatingSystem is the primary software that runs on a computer when it is turned on.

The OperatingSystem:

  • starts and controlls all other programs (e. g. a game, text processing software or database)
  • it controlls all internal devices (like a hard disk or a "firewire" interface)
  • it controlls all external peripheral devices (like printers, scanners or the mouse)

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