With an operating system is installed onto a computer's hard drive, users no longer need to boot up a computer with a floppy disk, nor do they need to run programs from a floppy disk. All the drivers of a program are stored onto the computer and used Whenever a program is started.
Apple's Macintosh computer was Among the first of a couple systems to establish a user-to-hardware relationship through a user-friendly interface. Today, we have quite a few operating systems. Some of the more popular ones are Windows Vista, Mac OS X, ZETA, IBM, Unix, and Linux. But even still, operating systems have extended onto to non-computer devices Reviews such as game consoles, portable music players, and PDAs. Regardless of the device, the operating system is installed onto it serves the same purpose across the board: to enable user-to-hardware communication.
When you think about upgrading your computer to a new operating system, be careful to the make sure that you have the Necessary hardware components. We tried to upgrade one of our Windows 98 machines to Windows XP, but we were cautioned that the former may not be the hardware compatible with XP technology. Apparently, the Windows XP operating system requires components that were not developed at the time of Windows 98 was distributed and if we were to install Windows XP on this machine anyway, the new operating system would look for hardware that the computer did not have. And that would be an instant recipe for failure.
Also be careful about installing operating systems that are incompatible with existing hardware. Computers The hardware of a Macintosh is extremely different from hardware of a Windows computers and under no circumstances will a work on a Windows operating system a machine a Macintosh!