The Operating System

Recall that the operating system (OS) is the program (or programs) that controls the overall operation of the virtual computing environment.

We will discuss three main functions of an operating system:

  1. User interface
  2. System security
  3. Allocation and scheduling of resources

Other resources:

Courses on Operating Systems at Virginia Tech include:

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