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Christina Cueto Operating Systems

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Smartphone Operating Systems

define: Operating System

An operating system (OS) is a set of programs that manages computer hardware resources, and provides common services for application software.

PC Operating Systems

define: Open Source

Computers . pertaining to or denoting software whose source code is available free of charge to the public to use, copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute.

Tablet Operating Systems

iOS5

iPad2, Pros:, There was a lot to like about the original iPad, but the new version makes the old one look like a brick. It's one-third thinner, and will feel significantly less bulky when travelling and attending meetings. The actual design of the device itself has changed as well. The back is completely flat with rounded edges where it meets the screen. Reports from various reviews show the gadget itself feels much sturdier than the previous version, even with a lighter weight., It's cool! The display offers brilliant quality, the device is pops instantly on, apps load near instantly, it's thin and feels light (unless you lay on your back and try to hold it like a paperback, then the 600g start to quickly feel like a few kilograms). This is all summarized in one "pro" item, but it does mean that the actual device is really well done, feels good, looks great, and is all around very usable for what it's meant to be. It's snappier than any netbook I ever looked at, and it's just really very nice to have., Cons:, This may be a case of unwarranted expectation, but many were disappointed this year when Apple didn't put a retina display in the iPad 2. While these expectations were only based on rumours, it nevertheless presents a dilemma – what is Apple using the retina screen in the iPhone and not in the iPad? The iPad screen resolution isn't necessarily bad, but you won't be able to watch content as high quality as you could on another tablet., No PayPal for the AppStore in Europe. I don't use credit cards and the one alternative offered here is "Click & Buy", whose security issues in the past don't invite me to tie my bank account to them. In the US, PayPal is apparently possible, but not here in Germany (or any other European country). This leaves me with gift cards, which is a hassle and will directly impact the money I'll spend on the store (fewer spontaneous purchases). I hope that'll change. It should be made as easy as possible for people to spend money with as little hassle as possible.

Android

Pros:, 1, One will be able to customize a mobile phone’s use of Google Android platform like never before; down to the screen. Feature like weather details, opening screen, live RSS feeds and even the icons on the opening screen will have the ability to be customized., 2, You can install different and more feature-rich versions of the Android OS.

Cons:, 1, Google Android can anticipate experiencing some problems as well. These problems might include rejection of Google Android by carriers who charge a fee for some of the web-based applications that Google Android will offer free., 2, Doing so can cause unanticipated problems.

Windows7

Pros:, 1, Windows 7 is much more stable and secure than any previous version of Windows. Admittedly, though, it's not easy to justify the cost and migration headaches of a new operating system on the basis of features that should have been there already., 2, Win7′s security is stronger and less intrusive. Suffice it to say that Windows 7 is significantly more difficult to crack than Vista, which in turn was an order or magnitude tougher to break into than XP.

Cons:, 1, All this goodness comes at a price. While most features are enabled to some degree on stock PCs, older machines might not be up to snuff. In my tests, Win 7 ran much better than Vista on older hardware, especially netbooks. Nonetheless, if you're coming off of XP and want to run the latest and greatest with all UI features enabled, you're going to need an upgrade., 2, The XP Mode built into Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate is a Virtual PC–based implementation of XP. XP Mode makes sense for large companies that want to get the benefits of Windows 7 but have to put up with hardware or software that runs only under Windows XP.

Windows7

Pros:, 1, - Excellent support for media formats, including DRMed media, out of the box, 2, On the whole, Windows 7 offers excellent support for modern hardware right out of the box

Cons:, 1, - Windows Media Player isn’t the best bit of software around, 2, You might be out of luck with old hardware

Dual Boot

Pros:, 1, Having a dual boot setup can be beneficial when it comes to program compatibility, testing, troubleshooting, multi-user convenience, and more., 2, Once you get hooked you can virtualize Windows inside Ubuntu for those few applications which are not available for *nix.

Cons:, 1, One is not allowed to create a dual boot setup with the Gateway free upgrade disk you are receiving. With an upgrade disk you must install Windows 7 on the same partition the previous Windows install was on. Each partition is considered a separate computer when Windows in installed on them. To create a dual boot you have to buy the Full version of Windows 7., 2, You cannot use most Windows applications simultaneously, at least without virtualizing Windows inside Ubuntu or without via Wine. To access Windows you have to reboot.

Kindle Fire

Pros:, 1, Amazon’s entire device is about consumption, and that any creation or productivity be left to computers., 2, Fire lets you browse the web, watch videos, and play games for only $100 more and it is only a 7" screen.

Cons:, 1, Apple on the other hand offers a wide scope of capabilities for the iPad with many creation and productivity tools that can be used in the classroom, businesses, and hospitals. There are powerful apps too including iWork apps, iMovie, GarageBand, Omni Group apps, Quickoffice, Documents To Go, LogMeIn, Spashtop Things, Brushes, SketchBook Pro, MadPad, FileMaker, VidRhythm, dJay, Textbooks, Wunderlist, Evernote, Solar System, Elements, Photogene, Steinway Etude, and so many more that are beyond just consumption., 2, Kindle limited to books

Netbook Operating Systems

Chromium

Pros:, 1, Adds stability to the browser in case a particular plugin or a page goes rogue. Also, since each tab is its own process, overall security should be better., 2, Chrome uses a custom built JavaScript environment which Google claims to be faster than anything currently in the market

Cons:, 1, Lack of Add-Ons like StumbleUpon toolbar, or AdBlock, or S3Fox., 2, Privacy Concerns – It’s from Google – most users are vary of the Terms of Service which Google has. There is very little trust, when it comes to Google tracking user data, and from Chrome, it has a license to track everywhere you go.

Windows7

Pros:, 1, Rather than install Home Premium and cut out everything unnecessary in order to deliver a pleasant computing experience, Microsoft has already done the work for you – it’s called Windows 7 Starter., 2, Anytime Upgrade Available – If you do decide to take the plunge and run Windows 7 Home Premium on your netbook, you can use Windows Anytime Upgrade to make the switch for about $80.

Cons:, 1, No Aero – If you got used to the Aero Desktop in Vista and 7, you may be in for a shock when you realize that the pretty desktop you have in those operating systems isn’t available in Windows 7 Starter., 2, Preinstalled Only – Windows 7 Starter is only available preinstalled on a netbook or similar device. If you choose Windows XP, you may not be able to switch to Windows 7 Starter even if you are willing to pay for it.

Linux

Pros:, 1, Allows anyone and everyone to use the operating system no matter where they are in the world and no matter what language they speak., 2, relies on users around the world to constantly improve it. Because unlike Windows where the underlying code to the operating system itself is tightly locked and sealed away by Microsoft, users can’t just dig in and begin changing the base code.

Cons:, 1, You have to learn about computers and the os to install and maintain it correctly., 2, hard for a computer ‘newbie’ or long time Windows users to get familiar with because with something as big as a complete operating system change, there are bound to be major differences in how everything is controlled and works in general when compared between them.

MeeGo, an open source project, provides a vendor neutral collaboration environment, and encourages community contributions in line with the best practices of the open source development model.

My devices and my operating systems

Desktop computer

HTC EVO android 2.2.3

Gaming