by Dinesh Thakur Category: Operating System

MS-DOS (pronounced "em ess doss") stands for Microsoft disk operating system, the most widely-used operating system for IBM PC and compatible computers (an operating system is the master control software program that runs the computer itself). This means that MS-DOS is the most widely used computer operating system, period, since there are something like 80 to 100 million PCs in the world, and most of them use MS-DOS. There are at least two other versions of DOS that are compatible with MS-DOS (meaning they work the same way and run the same programs). So please see the definition for DOS for the whole story.



 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Operating System

Marshalling is the process of gathering data and transforming it into a standard format before it is transmitted over a network so that the data can transcend network boundaries.

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Operating System

In the C-Scan all the Processes are Arranged by using Some Circular List. Circular List is that in which there is no start and end point of the list means the End of the List is the Starting Point of the list. In the C-Scan Scheduling the CPU will search for the Process from Start to end and if an End has Found then this again start from the Starting Process.

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Operating System

It termed as First Come First Serve (FCFS) Scheduling. As its name implies, the process which arrives first in front of CPU for processing, then that process executed first. It is a non-preemptive scheduling algorithm which means in this priority of processing does not matter, i.e., whatever the priority may be the process executed in the manner they arrived.

It is also known as FIFO, i.e. first in first out. We can also write C/C++ program for first come first serve scheduling algorithm.

 
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The Concept of File Sharing and Locking is used in the Multi-users Environment, or in which there are many users those are Requesting for a Single File, to Perform Some Operations.

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Operating System

An operating system basically performs three independent tasks: it allows load after each other programs, it emulates a virtual machine and manages resources. Specify each task.



 
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What is Software: Computer software, or simply software, is a kind of programs that enable a user to perform some specific task or used to operate a computer. It directs all the peripheral devices on computer system - what to do and how to perform a task. PC Software plays a role of mediator between user and computer hardware. Without Software, a user can’t perform any task in digital computer.



 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Operating System

If you have a PC you probably have a file named CONFIG.SYS on the disk you use to start, or boot, the computerA file that is automatically read at start up by the MS-DOS operating system used to load the DEVICE DRIVERS required by the various peripherals connected to the computer, and to set the correct configuration parameters for them. This file contains a variety of instructions used to customize the way your system works. Each time you start or restart the machine, the CONFIG.SYS file is read by the operating system (DOS or OS/2), which configures itself according to the instructions in the file. In DOS the typical CONFIG.SYS file starts with commands that tell the operating system how many files can be in use at anyone time, and how many buffers to create, like this:



 
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Computers are asked to store massive amounts of information on storage media such as floppy disks and hard disks. Long ago, the computer just saved all the files on the disk, and if you weren't careful, you could end up with a list of files so long you could strain your wrist just trying to scroll through them all! It was kind of like putting all the papers into your filing cabinet without folders.



 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Operating System

A command interpreter, or command processor, is that crucial part of the operating system software that interprets, or processes, the commands you give, and then carries them out for you. In DOS, the command processor is usually COMMAND. COM, although DOS lets you substitute another command processor if you want. This sounds pretty technical and scary, but it really isn't difficult.



 

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