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OPERATING SYSTEM
The operating system is the most basic program in a computer. All computers have an operating system that among other things is used for starting the computer and running other programs (application programs). The operating system performs important tasks like receiving input from the keyboard and mouse, sending information to the screen, keeping track of files and directories on the disk, as well as controlling the various units such as disks printers etc-. An operating system also offers a user interface.
ALSO SEE: HIGH LEVEL FORMATTING, DELETED FILE, FILE SYSTEM, DATA LOSS, BIOS, FAT, OS

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