Answered By: Abigail Caraccio
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2018     Views: 31

The Operating System (OS) is software that manages common services for computers.  It is an essential component of any computer and most applications require an operating system to function.

Common OS:

  • Windows: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

  • Mac: Mavericks, Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion

  • Other:  Android and Linux

Tablets may use other operating systems like Chromium and Windows RT.  While tablets are used by many students, Walden does not support them. 

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