Fundamentals of Operating Systems

Learn about operating systems by taking a deep dive into each of its main functionalities.

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The moment a computer is turned on, the operating system is hard at work managing every aspect of a computer. With the responsibility of seamlessly managing hardware and software systems, computer memory, process scheduling, and more, the operating system may be the most vital software a computer runs. This course is for anyone who is curious about what makes a computer fast, functional, and easy to use.


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Frequently asked questions about Fundamentals of Operating Systems

  • An operating system (OS) is a program that manages a computer’s software and hardware applications and resources. They’re a big part of what makes computers so easy to use, and without them, developers would have to write custom code for every unique device.