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Different types of Operating Systems

04-12-18 Arjun Y 0 comment

Types Of Operating Systems:

An operating system is pre-installed software that perform handling resources and intermediate between user and machine. The operating system will co-ordinate with programs and allocate resources as per the requirement. With out operating system we couldn’t communicate with the computers.


Single user Operating System – As the name suggests, the operating system is designed and coded in a way to deal with one task/process/job at a time. The “PALM OS” is a good example for single user operating system.

Single user Multi-Tasking Operating System – The type of operating system currently the modern-day Computers and notebooks are being shipped with. Microsoft Windows and Apple MacOS were the best examples for the Single user and Multi-Tasking operating system. They are designed in a way to work with multiple applications from the input of single user.

Multi-User Operating System – A multi-user environment allows many different types of users to access resources and utilize simultaneously. The multi-user operating system will ensure the resources are allocated and balanced, Unix and Windows Server STD 2008 R2 were the best examples for Multi-User Operating System.

Real-Time Operating System – [RTOS] is used to control machinery, scientific instruments and industrial systems. An RTOS has little user-interface capability, and no end-user utilities, since the system will be a “sealed box” when delivered for use. It was designed in a way that it can react in no time, time constraint is strictly maintained in this operating system. Best example will be the Air Bag of Car, the sensor was programmed to open with in Nano seconds.


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