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List and expain the characteristics of MOdern operating systems.

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·         To provide an enviroment for a computer user to execute programs on computer hardware in a convenient and efficient manner.
·         To allocate the separate resources of the computer as needed to solve the problem given. The allocation process should be as fair and efficient as prossible
Following are the characteristics:

Open graphics library(Open GL):  Cross-platform standard specification for multimedia graphics.

Direct X:  collection of APIs related to multimedia tasks for microsoft Windows.

Command Line Interface(CLI):  The user types commands at a prompt.

Graphical User Interface (GUI):  The user interacts with menus and icons.


Control Hardware Access:  The operating system manages the interaction between application and the hardware. To access and communicate with the hardware, the operating system intalls a device driver for each hardware component.

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