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Cloud operating system

(also cloud OS, virtual operating system)

Cloud operating system definition

A cloud operating system is a system that can store and analyze data for a web-based app while also providing access to the server's hardware and software. To evaluate user reaction, the Cloud OS is programmed to run and administer programs, including pdf readers, address books, word processors, and many more. The quality of an application's user experience can suffer significantly if it is unable to support simultaneous use by a number of people. This platform is built for running virtual servers, so customers can access the pre-installed app by researching its features online.

Functions of cloud operating system

  • It allows an application to run a number of web-based applications.
  • Provides access to the user's own desktop.
  • Allows users to access their virtual desktop and do simple operations from anywhere in the country.
  • Activates the user's ability to complete any simple task.
  • Offers advanced text editing features.
  • Designed for laptops, mobile internet devices, and desktop computers with internet access.

Examples of cloud operating systems

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google’s ChromeOS

Benefits of cloud operating system

  • The software is inexpensive.
  • Improved performance.
  • Software updates are instantaneous.
  • Increase in data reliability.
  • Obtainable in the most recent update.

Drawbacks of cloud operating system

  • Continuous access to the internet is needed.
  • If the internet connection is slow, it could cause poor performance.
  • Limited features are accessible.
  • Risk of data loss due to hardware failure.