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ODW 4.2

Our Digital World 4.2

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platform The hardware architecture of a computer and the operating system that runs on it.
platform dependency Applications and hardware that are only designed to work with a particular operating system.
Microsoft Windows The operating system produced by Microsoft Corporation, first released in 1985.
Mac OS X The operating system produced by Apple Inc.
UNIX A server operating system written with the C programming language.
Linux First developed by Linus Torvalds in 1991, Linux is an open source operating system, meaning that the source code for it is freely available for use and modification.
open source Operating system software built with contributions by users whose source code is free to anybody to modify and use.
Chrome OS Developed by Google and based on Linux, this operating system is designed to have specific functionality delivered via web-based apps.
Android An open source operating system initially developed by Google that runs mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and netbooks.
iOS The Apple operating system for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple TV devices.
multitasking The ability to have two or more tasks running at the same time. Also refers to the CPU’s ability to execute several processes simultaneously.
least possible privileges A principle applied by network operating systems that means that each user is only given access to what he or she needs in order to get his or her work done.
Windows 10 Released in early 2015 and featured Cortana, an intelligent assistant search tool, and, the Microsoft Edge browser. Allows users to interact with their desktop, laptop, or tablet using a touchscreen, and on the Start menu, live tiles represent apps.
Cortana The personal assistant/search feature introduced in Windows 10.
Start menu A menu that appears when you click the Start button on the taskbar that displays commands, apps menus, and rectangular tiles used to launch apps, the web, documents, or programs.
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