Introduction to Operating System | BCA 1 | SEM 2 | Operating System

In this article Introduction to Operating System we give the detailed Operating System syllabus for BCA also we give proper link related easy notes.

Operating System syllabus for BCA:

Unit 1:  Introduction of Operating System

  1. Definition, Objectives, Functions, Generations of OS
  2. Types of OS:- Batch, Multiprogramming, Time Sharing, Real time, Distributed, Personal, Mobile.
  3. OS Structure:

Unit 2: Process Management 

  1. Introduction to Processes
  2. Process Model
  3. Process creation, Process termination, Process hierarchy, Process states.

Unit 3: Memory Management

  1. Introduction to memory management
  2. Requirements (Relocation, Protection, Sharing, Logical organization, Physical organization).
  3. Memory partitioning- Fixed partitioning, Dynamic partitioning
  4. Paging, Segmentation, Concept of Virtual memory.

Unit 4: File System

  1. Files & File system
  2. The File structure
  3. File types
  4. File access, File attributes, Basic file operations.
  5. Directories- Single-level & Hierarchical directory systems
  6. Path names & Directory operations.
  7. Differentiate between Windows and Linux OS.

Introduction to Windows operating system: 

Computers use a variety of devices and programs to perform their functions. There is also a separate and specialized computer program to handle these devices and programs. This special and master program is known as the operating system. Which brings life to a computer system. Without this program, the computer is like a dead box. Therefore, basic information about this very important computer program should be available to all computer users. Only then will it help to use the computer properly.

In this article, we will give you complete information about the operating system.

What is an operating system?

An operating system is simply called an OS, a computer program that handles other computer programs. The operating system acts as an intermediary between the user and the computer system. This explains our instructions to the computer. Are handled by other software programs and hardware operating systems.

A computer is an inanimate object without an operating system. This is because the operating system enables inanimate hardware and provides other software programs running on the hardware.

Major Operating System Names:

  • Windows OS
  • Mac OS
  • Linux OS
  • Ubuntu
  • Android OS
  • iOS
  • MS-DOS
  •  Symbian OS

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