All Ask Computer and Internet Glossary
An operating system, or sometimes seen abbreviated as OS, is the software that controls your computer and computer software and governs how they work together. The Operating System (OS) may allow you to run many programs at the same time, in which case it may be described as Multi-Tasking Operating Software, for instance Microsoft Windows, Unix or Linux.
Related pages at the All Ask Glossary:
Any page in the AllAsk Glossary may be freely linked to - you don't have to ask permission, deep linking to, and bookmarking of this online glossary is welcomed.
If you wish to re-use online, or republish to the World Wide Web any part, page or definition of the AllAsk Glossary, I require an active hypertext link back to www.allask.com - all other rights are reserved.
Internet Glossary at AllAsk