OS abbr Operating System

July 25, 2012

CIMM DEFINITION: The software that manages hardware and resources on a computer. Applications use the operating system to make requests for services and interact with the computer’s devices. Or the software that controls the underlying hardware, performs the most basic functions for managing the resources of the hardware, and provides services to other software such as applications. (Source: CableLabs)

2: The most important program on a computer. Once loaded, it performs basic tasks and manages all other programs and resources in a computer.