Operating systems overview | Computer Science homework help


Study the required readings in this module and answer the following questions:

  1. Explain what an operating system is, its functions, and its components 
  2. Describe at least 3 different types of OS and their primary functions. 
  3. Explain operating system architecture and its components.

Assignment Expectations

Using information from the modular background readings and any good  quality resource you can find, write a 3-page (excluding the title page  and reference pages), single-spaced report to address the questions in  this assignment. 

The following items will be assessed in particular:

  1. Your ability to address all questions based on reading materials and your own research.
  2. Your ability to write a report clearly and succinctly.
  3. Effective and appropriate use of in-text citations to the assigned readings and other source material to support your arguments.

*******Required Readings******

Components of a computer system

Operating systems, their goals, classification, and architecture

  • Garg, R., & Verma, G. (2017). Chapter 1: Operating systems: Overview. In Operating systems: An introduction. Available in the Trident Online Library.
    Note: This chapter discusses the goals and classifications of operating systems
  • Garg, R. & Verma, G. (2017). Chapter 2: Operating systems architecture. In Operating systems: An introduction.
    Note: This chapter explains the architecture of OS.
  • Stone, S. M. (2013, May 24). Operating Systems 1 – Introduction [Video]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AjReRMoG3Y
    Mobile Operating systems
  • Data Is Beautiful (2019, October 9). (UPDATED!) Most popular mobile OS 1999-2019 [Video]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMyMB4zm9so
  • WawamuStats (2019, October 4). Most used mobile phone operating system (OS) (2009-2019) [Video]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etrE_NcjXX8
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