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Is networking an operating system?


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In my opinion Operating system is a system software which gives platform to run for all application programs and which act as the interface between user and computer. And the networking is the interconnection of computers by using a wired or wireless media. but what is the relation between networking and operating system.

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Is networking an operating system? If yes how it works?

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Operating system -- A computer hardware connections+ software connections.

Networking --- Computers connections + other connections.

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Operating system is a system software which gives platform to run for all application programs and which act as the interface between user and computer.

 

Yes. An OS provides services to applications programs ; some of these services are dedicated to networking.

 

 

the networking is the interconnection of computers by using a wired or wireless media

 

Yes. So, networking is an action (or the result of this action). And an action is not the same as a software.

 

Perhaps can we say that networking involves the existence and cooperation of components of each Operating Systems of the devices participating to the network. So networking is not an OS. But an OS must includes network services in order to make a computer able to connect to a network.

 

The cooperation of these components belonging to distinct OS is made possible thru the existence of Standards such as TCP/IP, html ...

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