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Operating System

the software that dictates to, feeds information to and retrieves information from all other software on a device

Synonyms, Abbreviations or Trade Names: OS, Windows, Mac OS, IOS, Android, Linux

Layman's Definition: Using the analogy of a restaurant, an Operating System would be the operating procedures manual for the restaurant. All decisions made are dictated by or run through the operating procedures manual. If the manual is found to be in error, an update must be made, and in some circumstances the whole manual is rewritten and issued as an upgrade.

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Trademarks: Microsoft, and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Apple, and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries.

Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

Linux is a Registered Trademark of Linus Torvalds.