History of operating systems

from wikipedia. The history of computer operating systems recapitulates to a degree the recent history of computer hardware. Operating systems (OSes) provide a set of functions needed and used by most application programs on a computer, and the linkages needed to control and synchronize computer hardware. On the first computers, with no operating system, every [...]


text from wikipedia. OS/360 OS/360, officially known as IBM System/360 Operating System,[1][2] was a batch processing operating system developed by IBM for their then-new System/360 mainframe computer, announced in 1964; it was heavily influenced by the earlier IBSYS/IBJOB and Input/Output Control System (IOCS) packages. It was among the earliest operating systems to make direct access [...]