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History of Operating system

History of Operating system

In this tutorial, we will see the history of the operating system.

In early times if we want to change what computer is doing we have to change the wires but later on, it was replaced by the operating system. The instructions were given to the computer with punch cards and magnetic tape. If we wanted to run the different program, we have to wipe out the first program from memory and then load another program into memory. To run more than one program at a time, we need a “Boss” program that controls all the other programs “Boss” program is basically an operating system.

Microsoft MS-DOS was one of the first operating systems for a personal computer. No mouse, Instead you had to type a lot of special computer command. In the 1980s’ operating system are developed where you could move a mouse around and click on things instead of typing commands.

history of operating system
Figure: History of the operating system

Digital equipment corporation created several operating systems for its 16-bit PDP-11 machine’s the time-sharing operating systems and the RSX-11 family of real-time operating system

In the 1970’s a new class of Small computer’s are introduced. Featuring 8bit processor along with input and output interfaces as much RAM as practical these systems start out as a kit- based hobbyist computers but evolved into essential business tools.  On 20 November 1985’ window 1.0 was released as the first version of the Microsoft Windows line. It was as graphical, 16-bit multiple tasking shells on top of an existing MS-DOS installation

On 15 December 1999 window 2000 was released It was produced by Microsoft it was used is an operating system for use on both client and server computer.  Window XP is a personal computer operating system. It’s produced by Microsoft. It was released to manufacturing on 24 August 2001.  In 2009 July 22 window 7 was introduced

Window 7 is a personal computer operating system produced by Microsoft.  Window 8 is a personal computer operating system and released to manufacturing on 1st August 2012.

It is developed by Microsoft as a Pat of the window NT family of OS. It was released on 29 October 2012its features a flat user interface based on Metro design language. Window phone 8 is the second generation of window phone mobile operating systems from Microsoft. Android was released in 2017. Initially developed by Android lnc, Google bought in 2005. Android’s is a mobile operating system. It is based on Linux kernel and currently by Google with a user interface based on direct manipulation it’s designed primarily touchscreens mobile phones. IoS a type of Operating system like Android enables users to a used smartphone. The main credit of development of IOS’s is going to STEVE Jobes.


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