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Which of the following options defines Operating System?
1. It is a set of programs used to convert high level language to low level language.
2. It is a set of programs that controls the way a computer works and runs other programs.
3. It is a software that is used to convert source program instructions to set programs.
4. It is the actual way of working on computers.

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : It is a set of programs that controls the way a computer works and runs other programs.

The correct answer is It is a set of programs that controls the way a computer works and runs other programs.

  • "A set of programs that controls the way a computer works and runs other programs" is known as an Operating system.
  • The principal system software is the operating system. It manages the hardware, data and program files, and other system resources and provides means for the user to control the computer, generally via a graphical user interface (GUI).
  • An operating system is a software program required to manage and operate a computing device like smartphones, tablets, computers, supercomputers, web servers, cars, network towers, smartwatches, etc.
  • It is the operating system that eliminates the need to know coding language to interact with computing devices. It is a layer of graphical user interface (GUI), which acts as a platform between the user and the computer hardware.

  • Computer software falls into two broad classes, system software, and application software.
  • The principal system software is the operating system. Application software is a program designed to handle specific tasks for users.
  • The operating system is always present when a computer is running. It coordinates the operation of the other hardware and software components of the computer system. The operating system is responsible for starting up application programs, running them, and managing the resources that they need.
  • Examples of Operating Systems are: Windows Linux BOSS etc.

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