An operating system is a set of software on a computer that allows it to operate other programs in an environment. Usually a desktop, drivers for hardware and a basic set or programs are considered part of an operating system. Even though your system may come with a certain operating system, it is possible to change it to another one that is compatible with your machine.
Common Operating Systems
- The original version of Suso's account signup form had a input box for operating system with a note next to it that said "If you don't know what an operating system is, just hit the 'Back' button at the top of your browser a few times." .