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15 most popular operating systems listed

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An operating system, or OS, is a software program that enables the computer hardware to communicate and operate with the computer software. Without a computer operating system, a computer would be useless.Many computer operating system will fall into more than one of the below categories.

GUI – Short for Graphical User Interface, a GUI Operating System contains graphics and icons and is commonly navigated by using a computer mouse. See the GUI definition for a complete definition. Below are some examples of GUI Operating Systems.

System 7.x
Windows 98
Windows CE

Multi-user – A multi-user operating system allows for multiple users to use the same computer at the same time and different times. See the multi-user definition for a complete definition for a complete definition. Below are some examples of multi-user operating systems.

Linux
Unix
Windows 2000

Multiprocessing – An operating system capable of supporting and utilizing more than one computer processor. Below are some examples of multiprocessing operating systems.

Linux
Unix
Windows 2000

Multitasking – An operating system that is capable of allowing multiple software processes to run at the same time. Below are some examples of multitasking operating systems.

Unix
Windows 2000

Multithreading – Operating systems that allow different parts of a software program to run concurrently. Operating systems that would fall into this category are:

Linux
Unix
Windows 2000

Troubleshooting

Common questions and answers to operating systems in general can be found on the below operating system question and answers. All other questions relating to an operating system in particular can be found through the operating system page.

Linux / Variants
MacOSMS-DOS
IBM OS/2 Warp
Unix / Variants
Windows CE
Windows 3.x
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows 98 SE
Windows ME
Windows NT
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7


Operating systemDate first releasedPlatformDeveloper
AIX / AIXLUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousIBM
AmigaOSCurrently no AmigaOS operating system history.AmigaCommodore
BSDUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousBSD
Caldera LinuxUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousSCO
Corel LinuxUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousCorel
Debian LinuxUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousGNU
DUnixUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousDigital
DYNIX/ptx Unix / Linux history can be found here.VariousIBM
HP-UXUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousHewlett Packard
IRIXUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousSGI
Kondara LinuxUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousKondara
LinuxUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousLinus Torvalds
MAC OS 8Apple operating system history can be found here.Apple MacintoshApple
MAC OS 9Apple operating system history can be found here.Apple MacintoshApple
MAC OS 10Apple operating system history can be found here.Apple MacintoshApple
MAC OS XApple operating system history can be found here.Apple MacintoshApple
Mandrake LinuxUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousMandrake
MINIXUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousMINIX
MS-DOS 1.xMS-DOS history can be found here.IBM / PCMicrosoft
MS-DOS 2.xMS-DOS history can be found here.IBM / PCMicrosoft
MS-DOS 3.xMS-DOS history can be found here.IBM / PCMicrosoft
MS-DOS 4.xMS-DOS history can be found here.IBM / PCMicrosoft
MS-DOS 5.xMS-DOS history can be found here.IBM / PCMicrosoft
MS-DOS 6.xMS-DOS history can be found here.IBM / PCMicrosoft
NEXTSTEPApple operating system history can be found here.VariousApple
OSF/1Unix / Linux history can be found here.VariousOSF
QNXUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousQNX
Red Hat LinuxUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousRed Hat
SCOUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousSCO
Slackware LinuxUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousSlackware
Sun SolarisUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousSun
SuSE LinuxUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousSuSE
System 1Apple operating system history can be found here.Apple MacintoshApple
System 2Apple operating system history can be found here.Apple MacintoshApple
System 3Apple operating system history can be found here.Apple MacintoshApple
System 4Apple operating system history can be found here.Apple MacintoshApple
System 6Apple operating system history can be found here.Apple MacintoshApple
System 7Apple operating system history can be found here.Apple MacintoshApple
System VUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousSystem V
Tru64 UnixUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousDigital
TurbolinuxUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousTurbolinux
UltrixUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousUltrix
UnisysUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousUnisys
UnixUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousBell labs
UnixWareUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousUnixWare
VectorLinuxUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousVectorLinux
Windows 2000Windows history can be found here.IBM / PCMicrosoft
Windows 2003Windows history can be found here.IBM / PCMicrosoft
Windows 3.XWindows history can be found here.IBM / PCMicrosoft
Windows 7Windows history can be found here.IBM / PCMicrosoft
Windows 95Windows history can be found here.IBM / PCMicrosoft
Windows 98Windows history can be found here.IBM / PCMicrosoft
Windows CEWindows history can be found here.PDAMicrosoft
Windows MEWindows history can be found here.IBM / PCMicrosoft
Windows NTWindows history can be found here.IBM / PCMicrosoft
Windows VistaWindows history can be found here.IBM / PCMicrosoft
Windows XPWindows history can be found here.IBM / PCMicrosoft
XenixUnix / Linux history can be found here.VariousMicrosoft

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