operating systems with sophisticated voices, talking computers, robots, androids—the future in those realms is boundless.
Instead, our operating systems have moved away from sharing and toward ownership.
The firm once dominated the mobile phone market the way Microsoft dominated the operating systems market.
|operating system |
Software designed to handle basic elements of computer operation, such as sending instructions to hardware devices like disk drives and computer screens, and allocating system resources such as memory to different software applications being run. Given uniformly designed operating systems that run on many different computers, developers of software do not need to concern themselves with these problems, and are provided with a standard platform for new programs.