Hardware needs software for usage by users. Operating system is simply a medium between user and the hardware. User interacts with the computer through operating system in order to accomplish his/her task since it is his primary interface with the computer. Windows XP operating system is discussed with details on its facilities from user and management viewpoint.
What is an Operating System?
An Operating System is a large collection of software, which manages resources of the computer system, such as memory, processor, file system and input/output device. For example DOS, WINDOWS and UNIX.