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User View Vs Hardware View Vs System View of Operating System

  • Last Updated : 27 Sep, 2021

User View of Operating System: 
The Operating System is an interface, hides the details which must be performed and present a virtual machine to the user that makes it easier to use. Operating System provides the following services to the user. 

  • Execution of a program
  • Access to I/O devices
  • Controlled access to files
  • Error detection (Hardware failures, and software errors)

Hardware View of Operating System: 
The Operating System manages the resources efficiently in order to offer the services to the user programs. Operating System acts as a resource manager: 

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  • Allocation of resources
  • Controlling the execution of a program
  • Control the operations of I/O devices
  • Protection of resources
  • Monitors the data

System View of Operating System: 
Operating System is a program that functions in the same way as other programs. It is a set of instructions that are executed by the processor. Operating System acts as a program to perform the following. 

  • Hardware upgrades
  • New services
  • Fixes the issues of resources
  • Controls the user and hardware operations


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