What type of Operating System and version is running on your device?

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This post talks about how to check what type of Operating System is running on your device, and the version.

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Operating systems run devices. They are responsible for the smooth functioning of your phone, or PC, from the time you boot them to the time you switch them off.

I learned that from a course unit called Operating Systems at University. It was a very hard course unit to pass. Anyways, all I knew about operating systems was their names before I did that course unit.

For instance, whenever I booted my Android phone, I could tell that it was running on Android because of the Android icon. But I did not know what it does, asides from it being in the device.

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a) What is an Operating system?

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware, and software resources, and provides common services for computer programs.

b) How does an operating system work?

The different components of an operating system enable it to perform its duty of enabling the different parts of a computer to work together. These include kernel, process management, memory management, security, networking, file systems, and disk management.

c) What time of Operating System is running on your device?

Most PCs use the windows operating system. If you do not know how to tell, you can check in the settings in the about your PC section.

It will tell you the operating system and which version you are using.

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If you are using the phone, open settings and look for about phone. It will show you the operating system running on it and which version.

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The same procedure can be used for to check out the operating systems running on Linux and iOS or MAC devices.


It is amazing what operating systems can do. They are like responsible adults managing things here and there, solving issues, etc. It is just incredible.

Let us know in the comments what your favorite operating system is and why it is your favorite.