Whether you have a laptop, desktop, smartphone, or tablet, your device has an operating system (also known as an “OS”). In this video we’ll show you what an operating system is and talk about a few of the most common operating systems.

We’ll also talk about compatibility issues. Some software is designed to work with a variety of operating systems, but other software may only run on one or two.

To learn more, check out our written lessons! https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/computerbasics/understanding-operating-systems/1/

0:00 Intro
0:18 Definition
0:32 Computer operating systems
0:47 Mobile operating systems
1:02 Compatibility