What are the different operating systems?

An operating system is software that drives the hardware devices in a device and receives instructions from the user or other applications. The most recognized are Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS/iOS, Linux and Android. Would you like to know more about these software? Here is useful information to accompany you in your desire.

Microsoft Windows

Windows is a graphical operating system developed and published by Microsoft, an IT company created by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. This tool allows you to:

  • store files;
  • run software;
  • to play games ;
  • watch videos ;
  • connect to the Internet.

Windows interacts with users through the interface (GUI). It supports almost all computer platforms because it is the most widely used operating system. It has 90% of the total personal computer (PC) market share under its belt. This software evolves over time through different versions including Windows 3.x, 95, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and 11. If you want to have more features with this operating system, go for the most recent. The ones that are the most today are versions 7, 8, 10 and 11.

Apple Mac OS/iOS

The Apple brand provides you with two operating systems for computer and smartphone.

Mac OS

It is an operating system designed only for Apple computers. It was created in 1984 by the brand and is recognized as the first to have a graphical interface. It presents a range of products that work in perfect harmony with a complete breakdown service. Apple strives daily to improve and guarantee its users a maximum level of security. This is why since its creation it releases a new version of its software every year to adapt it to the needs of users. Apple is therefore constantly evolving with its latest OSX Catalina version. Fanatics of the brand have known many other versions such as:

  • Cheetah;
  • Cougar;
  • Jaguar;
  • Lion ;
  • Mountain.


Apple carries out all its updates to allow you to correct any bugs, to bring new features and above all to meet the needs of users. This software is also available in a mobile version (iOS).


IOS is a mobile operating system designed for Apple brand phones. Baptized iPhone OS when it was created, this software is Android’s only competitor and can also be used on tablets manufactured by the brand (iPad). IOS is based on the same structure as Mac OS however it is also used on Macs.


It is an operating system set up by Linux Torvalds, a student at the University of Helsinki. Linux is software that directly manages a system’s hardware and resources such as memory, processor, and storage. It is an open-source operating system that sits between applications and hardware. Linux will allow you to establish the connections between your software and the physical sources that perform the tasks. Indeed, this tool will allow you to:

  • manage resources provided by the kernel;
  • install additional software;
  • configure performance and security settings;
  • several other options.

Linux was designed with the intention of being UNIX-like. However, the system has evolved and is now accessible on a variety of hardware such as phones to supercomputers.


It is a mobile operating system from Google created by Andy Rubin. It is intended for a multitude of smartphones, tablets and several other connection devices. Android is the most widely used software in the world, dominating market share ahead of Apple’s iOS. It has an online store called “Google play store” which allows you to access more than 700,000 mobile applications. You can download them in free or paid version.

It is an “  open source  ” operating system that offers users several customization options. Many phone manufacturers have adopted it and made it a personal tool with their own interfaces or features.

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