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An '''operating system''' is software that acts as an intermediary and buffer between the user and the hardware.  It does things such as providing basic services that all applications need, like access to memory, drives, and other devices, so that every single application doesn't need to reimplement these procedures.
 
An '''operating system''' is software that acts as an intermediary and buffer between the user and the hardware.  It does things such as providing basic services that all applications need, like access to memory, drives, and other devices, so that every single application doesn't need to reimplement these procedures.
  
==Apple operating systems==
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*[[List of operating systems]]
The first operating systems designed for Macintoshes were developed by Apple.
 
 
 
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==Other operating systems==
 
Other operating systems can run on Macintosh hardware as well.
 
 
 
*[[wikipedia:Linux|Linux]]
 
*[[wikipedia:NetBSD|NetBSD]]
 
*[[wikipedia:OpenBSD|OpenBSD]]
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 12:56, 12 October 2009

An operating system is software that acts as an intermediary and buffer between the user and the hardware. It does things such as providing basic services that all applications need, like access to memory, drives, and other devices, so that every single application doesn't need to reimplement these procedures.

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