Answered By: Steven Profit
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2016     Views: 54

Here is the first paragraph of the entry from the Webster's New World Computer Dictionary:

A master control program that manages the computer’s internal functions, such as accepting keyboard input, and that provides a means to control the computer’s operations and file system. Typically, a computer’s operating system is automatically loaded into memory when the computer is powered on; this operation is called booting. (more)

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