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OSWeekly: What Does Your OS Require of You?

Aug 10, 2006, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brandon Watts)

[ Thanks to Sun Son for this link. ]

"All of you who are reading this article right now are doing so with the help of an operating system. Of course, if you're reading it on paper, then that you may not think that that's the case, although it had to be printed by a printer that was connected to a computer which was operated by an operating system, right? In a way, it's like playing Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. When you get right down to it, operating systems are a major part of our connected lives since something is needed to manage and execute all of the actions that take place on the electronic devices that we love oh so very much. They're usually thought of as preinstalled entities or self-contained software that you can buy off of a store shelf somewhere, but there's more to it than that. Just because the OS manages everything doesn't mean that it doesn't need some things to help manage it. System requirements are a big deal, and meeting those requirements is essential to the ongoing success of your computing experience..."

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