Operating systems (OS) are programs that act as an interface between a computer’s hardware and its user. Subsystems are a part of larger systems such as operating systems; multiple subsystems can be loaded in the operating system. It bridges the gap between the users and the computer hardware. There are different types of operating systems based on their usage such as real-time, multi-user, distributed, embedded, single user single-task and single user multi-task. Operating systems are required in all electronic interactive systems such as mobile phones, washing machines and computers. Various types of OS include Microsoft Windows, Linux, UNIX, Symbian, Android and Apple Mac OS among others.
Technological advancements and rising awareness among consumers has lead to increased demand of computer systems, consequently increasing the demand of operating systems and driving the market. However, the growth has been hampered by the rapid usage of pirated versions of operating systems. Moreover, the development of different applications in mobile phones mainly due to android OS among the youth will open the opportunities of operating system market in the upcoming years.
U.S. is the largest market for operating systems due to the technological advancements and the trend is expected to continue over the forecast period. OS such as Windows has achieved a remarkable position ever since the inception of personal computers. Its latest version is Windows 8. Presently, android operating system has been widely popular in the mobile market. Due to its rising demand of android mobile phones, android is expected to boost the market of operating systems. Microsoft is the leading company in this market. Some other key players of this market include Apple, AT&T and Linux among others.
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