Operating system

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An operating system controls the computer hardware and allows its operation by software applications.

Open source or proprietary?

Full article: Open source

Operating systems may be open source (such as Linux, Resurrection Remix OS or Lineage OS) or closed-source (such as Microsoft Windows or Apple's MacOS or iOS). Open-source (non-proprietary) operating systems allow users to inspect their source code.

Popularity

The most widely used operating systems as of 2018 are Microsoft Windows and Android, each installed on slightly over 1/3 of computing devices as of April 2018.iOS and OSX between them account for almost 20%. The fifth most popular operating system was Linux, which had about 0.7% as of April 2018.[1]


 

Examples

Page nameDescription
Android
IOS
LineageOS
Linux
MacOS
Resurrection Remix OS
Windows


References