The purpose of the operating system is to create a graphical user interface between the user and the computer system. Once the operating system has been loaded up, you can use it to run a number of different programs, whether it is Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, or Microsoft Excel.
So your computer is slow. Or is your Internet slow? Or is it both? How do you decide what the real problem is? Have you ever replaced or upgraded computer parts that promised to make your computer faster, only to see no change in or worse performance? Ever downloaded or bought software that promises to "fix" your computer to no avail? Here is a basic explanation of computer processes that well help you understand why your computer functions the way it does.
Author Cecil C. Sparks
I started in computers with an Electronics degree back in 1983 when Electronics meant troubleshooting to the component level. An average computer at that time cost around
$10,000. Understanding circuits and troubleshooting was the key to success. Now changing Boards are all thats needed to know. After school I went to work for a Start-Up Company as Production Manager and designed 7 surge protectors that the company patented. I also hold 33 Certifications in HP and OKI printer repair. In 2002 I went back to school for an a Associate of Computer & Networking Degree.