What is Popular Operating System? Earlier, many operating systems were device-dependent. A type of software that runs only on a specific type computer is called device-dependent.Lets us discuss different Popular Operating System in detail;
DIFFERENT POPULAR OPERATING SYSTEM
There are generally two categories of operating systems.
1- STAND-ALONE OPERATING SYSTEMS
An operating system that works on desktop or notebook computer is called stand-alone operating system. Some example of a stand-alone operating system is DOS, Windows 95, Windows NT Workstation, Windows Me and Windows XP Home Edition etc.
DOS stands for Disk Operating System. It was developed by Microsoft in the early 1980s for personal computers. It is a single user, single-tasking operating system, Windows 95, 98, Me. In 1995 Microsoft introduced Windows 95 operating system, includes the feature of Graphical User Interface Windows 95 are multitasking, networking, multimedia, and many other capabilities operating a system. Microsoft introduced an enhanced Windows 98 version during 1998, Windows Me (Millennium Edition) in 2000
Windows XP is a product of Microsoft Corporation, It was released in 2001. XP stands for an experience. It is fastest and most reliable operating system. Three versions of Windows XP are Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional and
Windows XP Server.
Macintosh operating system is a product of Apple. It was one of the first successful GUI. It was released with Macintosh computer in 1984, The latest version of this operating system is called Mac OS X.
2- NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEM
An Operating System that supports network is called network operating system. It normally works on a server. Some example of network operating system is Windows NT Server, Windows 2000 Server, Netware, Unix, Linux, and Solaris.
Novell’s Netware is network operating systems. It is designed for client/server networks.
WINDOWS NT SERVER
Microsoft introduced its Windows JNT (New Technology) operating system in 1995. It is designed for client/server networks. The server in the network uses Windows NT Server. The client computer uses Windows NT Workstation.
UNIX is multitasking. network operating system, It developed in the early 1970s at Bell laboratories, Many versions of this operating system are available, It uses command-driven interface.
Linux is free. multitasking and nctv.ork operating system. It was developed in 199L Some version of Linux use command-line interface and other GUI.
Solaris is on UNIX operating system. It was developed by Sun Microsystems. It is an operating system designed for e-commerce applications.