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    Define operating system and application software and discuss the difference. Give two examples of each. List some operating systems and applications that you use regularly.

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    An operating system is software which interfaces with hardware such as memory, disks, optical media and network. This software may or may not be graphical (such as windows), but may be command line driven (such as DOS, RS6000 or Unix). A few examples of an operating system may be Windows, DOS, Unix, Linux or MAC OS.

    Application software allows a system or a user to generally inquire into or store data. A few examples of Application Software are ...

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    The solution gives detailed discussion on defining operating system and application software and also giving examples.