What is an Operating System? A historical investigation (1954–1964)

  title={What is an Operating System? A historical investigation (1954–1964)},
  author={Maarten Bullynck},
Today, we could hardly imagine using a computer without an operating system , it shapes and frames how we access the computer and its peripherals and supports our interaction with it throughout. But when the first computers were developed after World War II there was no such thing. In fact, only about a decade after the birth of digital computing did the first attempts at some kind of operating systems appear. It took another decade before the idea became widely accepted and most computers… Expand
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