Operating Systems

What is a kernel?

Kernels - at the heart of the operating system

What is a kernel? Computer users benefit from kernels every day, but relatively few know what they really do. Without kernels, working on PCs, Macs, smartphones, or tablets wouldn’t be possible. As the interface between hardware and software, kernels are one of the most important parts of a computer system.

The best Raspberry Pi operating systems: A brief portrait

Raspberry Pi: 10 operating systems for the minicomputer

The single-board computer Raspberry Pi has enjoyed high popularity since its release in 2012. With the increasing number of possible applications, the minicomputer has become an interesting and practical solution for various branches of industry. As a result, more and more operating systems for the British computer are being introduced to the market. Choosing the appropriate Raspberry Pi...

Fuchsia OS

Fuchsia OS – Google’s operating system of the future?

Since 2016, Google developers have been working on a new open source operating system. Unlike Chrome OS and Android, Fuchsia OS is not based on the Linux kernel. Google is trying out a different path. We introduce you to the software project, take a look at the state of development, and dare to make some initial predictions about what Google has in store for Fuchsia OS.

What is an operating system

What is an operating system

Although we use them on a daily basis, few of us know how an operating system actually works and what this important piece of software is used for. PC, laptop, smartphone, or tablet – even some fridges are now equipped with an operating system such as Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, or one of many Linux distributions.

DOS - What is a disk operating system?

DOS – What is a disk operating system?

Today, every operating system has a graphical user interface, where we can navigate our computers using a mouse, stylus, or graphic tablet. But that wasn’t always the case. The first operating system used on personal computers, DOS, required users to enter commands into a command line using their keyboards. Keep reading to find out how a disk operating system works and what the best-known DOS are....

Unix vs. Linux

Unix vs. Linux: a comparison of the two operating systems

Our in-depth comparison of Linux vs. Unix explores the close relationship between the two operating systems, the history of their development and their key differences. We provide a comparison of their advantages and disadvantages highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the two systems which have established themselves as viable alternatives to Windows systems on the server market.

Windows CMD commands

CMD commands for the Windows command prompt

There are more than 200 CMD commands available with Windows. The command prompt can be used to control large parts of the operating system, computer, or drives. You can also use the Windows “command prompt” commands to organise your files or run network tasks. To do this, though, you have to know the right commands. Here we explain how to use CMD commands and which functions they have. Our article...

ECC RAM: memory solution for secure data

ECC RAM – the error-correcting code memory

Memory is one of the most important components of a computer system and is particularly important for processing large amounts of data. In addition to increasing the storage capacity, it is also necessary to guarantee the security of the data. Bit errors, for example, are one of the key foes that ECC RAM is battling against to protect the main memory. To date these error-correcting memory modules...

Docker Tools | The container platform eco system

The Docker ecosystem: the best Docker tools at a glance

Docker significantly simplified the use of software containers with its efforts at standardisation. The lean container platform is part of a growing ecosystem that provides users a wide range of application options in the realm of software deployments, orchestration of containers, and multi-container applications, as well as continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD). In this guide,...

Hostname

All you need to know: what is a hostname?

A computer’s unique name on a network is the hostname, site name or computer name. The hostname is part of the fully qualified domain name, which can be used (for example) to find and access websites on the internet. Here you’ll learn what a hostname looks like, and we’ll show you various ways to determine the hostname using an IP address or how to change it.


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