Mark Sellors is the Head of Data Engineering at Mango Solutions, a UK based Data Science consultancy. He has more than a decade’s experience working with analytical computing environments, DevOps and Unix/Linux. He uses his experience to help Mango’s customers transform their analytic capabilities to ensure they can make the most of their data.
Do you speak binary? Can you comprehend machine code? If I gave you a sheet full of 1s and 0s could you tell me what it means/does? Your operating system functions as that translator in your PC. It converts those 1s and 0s, yes/no, on/off values into a readable language that you will understand.
If curious, check out this long post I wrote on the 10 most important concepts about Operating System. You'll understand how your computer works in a much more detailed way.