By Kato Mivule
All major current Operating Systems at least offer Process Management, Interrupts, Memory Management, File System Management, Device Drivers, Networking Capabilities, Security, and Input/Output Management.  These features will certainly see more innovation and the hardware and Operating Systems will get smaller in size and mobile while at the same time accomplishing greater tasks with the growth of Mobile Computing. In this article we take a look at what might be added features and advancement in Process Management, Interrupts, and File System Management.
With Process Management, Operating Systems manage how Processes or Tasks which are small programs that run in the background accomplishing various Tasks in the Computer, must utilize the CPU. This involves setting up schedules for various Processes at various times.   As more powerful and faster Processors get into the market and their price decreases, we shall see various CPUs that are able to multi task and carry numerous concurrent Processes at the same time. At the same time Processors for Mobile Computing will get the more Powerful and Faster, that an iPhone will do much more than a Laptop today.
While with Interrupts according to Michael J. Jipping are like to special events that get the attention of the Hardware or Software to perform a certain task and as such making Operating Systems Interrupt Driven. That is Operating Systems will wait for an Interrupt to carryout a particular Task.  What we might see is enhanced Intelligent Operating Systems Interrupts that will not wait for normal interrupts to happen for tasks to be accomplished but these Intelligent Operating Systems Interrupts will go ahead to dynamically carryout tasks given the system history.
Intelligent Operating Systems Interrupts might as well self correct any errors or forecast errors that might happen, then cause an intelligent cascade interrupts to self correct. However, Intelligent Operating Systems Interrupts could be enhanced to implement not only Hardware Security but Software Security, and Network Security as well. For Instance, if the Intelligent Operating Systems Interrupts senses an anomaly in the Network Traffic, interrupts could be triggered calling for security action in real time.
Memory Management is another feature in current operating systems. However, with the advent of distributed systems, a number of memory resources stay redundant. Future operating systems memory management systems could in real time employ intelligence to access memory on redundant systems across the mobile computing or cloud computing spectrum.
Just like the Torrent Technology that relies on peer-to-peer networking to speed up download time, future operating systems could utilize memory utilization and sharing where millions of mobile computing devices could share memory to run a particular application on any system. The devices that don’t utilize their memory or have excess memory could as well even cash in and make money by selling off memory usage in times when such systems are redundant.
File System Management in future Operating Systems will increasingly offer server capabilities. File System Management in the Operating System offers organization of files in proper structures for quicker access. Files are organized in Directories and Directories could be grouped into larger Directories Already operating systems like Linux offer file server capabilities. Therefore as more powerful and sophisticated Mobile Computing devices are created, many gadgets like the laptop and PCs will become mini-servers. What we shall continue to see is perhaps robust Intelligent Real Time Distributed File System Management with capabilities to manage files across Mobile Devices, tremendously increasing Data mining Capabilities across the Mobile Computing Spectrum.
However, this will increase the security problem as more mobile devices become robust data mining agents. It is that perhaps Intelligent Operating Systems Interrupts could be enhanced to act as Intelligent Security Agents that could be personalized to enforce Privacy and Security and even allow the user to cash in for user Data that they may be willing to sell.
These are just ideas for now and perhaps some are already being implemented.
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