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Chapter 1: Introduction What Operating Systems Do Computer-System Organization Computer-System Architecture Operating-System Structure Operating-System Operations Process Management Memory Management Storage Management Protection and Security Kernel Data Structures Computing Environments Open-Source Operating Systems Operating System Concepts – 9th Edition 1.2 Silberschatz, Galvin and Gagne ©2013

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Objectives To describe the basic organization of computer systems To provide a grand tour of the major components of operating systems To give an overview of the many types of computing environments To explore several open-source operating systems Operating System Concepts – 9th Edition 1.3 Silberschatz, Galvin and Gagne ©2013

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What is an Operating System? A program that acts as an intermediary between a user of a computer and the computer hardware Operating system goals: Execute user programs and make solving user problems easier Make the computer system convenient to use Use the computer hardware in an efficient manner Operating System Concepts – 9th Edition 1.4 Silberschatz, Galvin and Gagne ©2013

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Computer System Structure Computer system can be divided into four components: Hardware – provides basic computing resources  CPU, memory, I/O devices Operating system  Controls and coordinates use of hardware among various applications and users Application programs – define the ways in which the system resources are used to solve the computing problems of the users  Word processors, compilers, web browsers, database systems, video games Users  People, machines, other computers Operating System Concepts – 9th Edition 1.5 Silberschatz, Galvin and Gagne ©2013

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