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PCs by Mind Map: PCs

1. PC Operating Systems

1.1. Ubuntu http://tinyurl.com/3f5uhtk

1.1.1. Pros:

1.1.1.1. 1

1.1.1.1.1. Open source

1.1.1.2. 2

1.1.1.2.1. Ubuntu is configured to go for most casual users

1.1.2. Cons:

1.1.2.1. 1

1.1.2.1.1. Frequent Releases

1.1.2.2. 2

1.1.2.2.1. Requires unreliable emulation to run most Windows software.

1.1.3. http://bit.ly/flNMKJ

1.2. Windows 7 http://tinyurl.com/44vu56t

1.2.1. Pros:

1.2.1.1. 1

1.2.1.1.1. Lots of Programs

1.2.1.2. 2

1.2.1.2.1. It is everywhere

1.2.2. Cons:

1.2.2.1. 1

1.2.2.1.1. Very Expensive

1.2.2.2. 2

1.2.2.2.1. Windows 7 has to be purchased and there you can't customization it.

1.3. Mac OS X http://tinyurl.com/44vu56t

1.3.1. Pros:

1.3.1.1. 1

1.3.1.1.1. It looks great and ease ot use

1.3.1.2. 2

1.3.1.2.1. The software and hardware are suppose to work together for optima experience

1.3.2. Cons:

1.3.2.1. 1

1.3.2.1.1. Windows is still the premier gaming PC, you can still run many games on Mac OS X but not all of them.

1.3.2.2. 2

1.3.2.2.1. most of the time the OS will not be involved.

2. Hardware

2.1. Processor

2.1.1. Intel http://tinyurl.com/43sw55z

2.1.1.1. Intel Corporation (; ; ) is an American technology company, and the world's largest semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue

2.1.2. AMD http://tinyurl.com/3c2aquc

2.1.2.1. Age-related macular degeneration: macular degeneration that is age-related

2.2. RAM http://tinyurl.com/3aub26y

2.2.1. Acronym for random access memory, a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly; that is, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computers and other devices, such as printers.

2.3. Motherboard http://tinyurl.com/3kgq3rw

2.3.1. A printed circuit board containing the principal components of a microcomputer or other device, with connectors into which other circuit

2.4. Video-card http://tinyurl.com/448h4xq

2.4.1. A video card, video adapter, graphics-accelerator card, display adapter or graphics card is an expansion card whose functions

2.5. Peripherals

2.5.1. Microphone http://tinyurl.com/4522rz5

2.5.1.1. An instrument for converting sound waves into electrical energy variations, which may then be amplified.

2.5.2. Speakers http://tinyurl.com/3ws7aql

2.5.2.1. Computer speakers, or multimedia speakers, are speakers external to a computer, that disable the lower fidelity built-in speaker

2.5.3. Camera http://tinyurl.com/3c87g4d

2.5.3.1. A device for recording visual images in the form of photographs, movie film, or video signals.

2.6. Monitor http://tinyurl.com/3f4yrwd

2.6.1. An instrument or device used for observing, checking, or keeping a continuous record of a process or quantity

3. Browsers

3.1. Chrome http://tinyurl.com/3monm4d

3.1.1. Pros:

3.1.1.1. 1

3.1.1.1.1. It’s ahead of its time.

3.1.1.2. 2

3.1.1.2.1. It thinks way outside the box.

3.1.2. Cons:

3.1.2.1. 1

3.1.2.1.1. Limited quantities

3.1.2.2. 2

3.1.2.2.1. You can never quit or minimize the browser.

3.2. Firefox http://tinyurl.com/3m7foss

3.2.1. Pros:

3.2.1.1. 1

3.2.1.1.1. Has more available browser add-ons than any other browser out there.

3.2.1.2. 2

3.2.1.2.1. Browser is free of charge.

3.2.2. Cons:

3.2.2.1. 1

3.2.2.1.1. Firefox is killing add-on compatibility.

3.2.2.2. 2

3.2.2.2.1. Most of the old browser add-ons no longer work.

3.3. Explorer http://tinyurl.com/3m7foss

3.3.1. Pros:

3.3.1.1. 1

3.3.1.1.1. Internet Explorer has managed to make significant improvements with its browser interface

3.3.1.2. 2

3.3.1.2.1. Browser is free of charge.

3.3.2. Cons:

3.3.2.1. 1

3.3.2.1.1. Firefox has one gigantic edge over Internet Explorer.

3.3.2.2. 2

3.3.2.2.1. Microsoft browser is a target for exploit hackers.

3.4. Opera http://tinyurl.com/3llxcfn

3.4.1. Pros:

3.4.1.1. 1

3.4.1.1.1. Opera’s browser іѕ light-weight аnԁ well-built.

3.4.1.2. 2

3.4.1.2.1. Thе download аnԁ program size іѕ much smaller thаn IE, аnԁ іt offers multiple ways tο improve thе speed.

3.4.2. Cons:

3.4.2.1. 1

3.4.2.1.1. Opera іѕ a separate companionship, ѕο downloading іѕ necessary.

3.4.2.2. 2

3.4.2.2.1. Fοr ѕƖοw connections, downloading thіѕ program сουƖԁ bе hard аnԁ уου mау hаνе problems getting іt downloaded.

3.5. Safari http://tinyurl.com/ybd7wtt

3.5.1. Pros:

3.5.1.1. 1

3.5.1.1.1. It isn’t hard to figure out where the links and buttons are.

3.5.1.2. 2

3.5.1.2.1. Bookmarking is made easy.

3.5.2. Cons:

3.5.2.1. 1

3.5.2.1.1. Can’t really personalize a lot.

3.5.2.2. 2

3.5.2.2.1. Does not allow for a whole bunch of customization.