Main Functions of a Computer
There are four main functions of a computer that make user interaction possible:
- Input is data we give to our computers through interactions - Processing is comprised of the translation of input and the instructions given for output - Memory is used to store either temporary or permanent information - Output is the information that gets returned by the computer
The Operating System
The operating system (OS) is system software that manages the basic functionalities of a computer and is responsible for tasks such as process management, memory management, file system management, IO management, networking, security, and providing a user interface.