Caryn Woolley Operating Systems

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1. My devices and my operating systems

1.1. Macbook

1.1.1. Mac OS X - Version 10.5

1.2. iPad

1.2.1. iOS 5.0.0

1.3. iPhone

1.3.1. iOS 5.0.0

2. Smartphone Operating Systems

2.1. iOS/ iPhone

2.1.1. Pros:

2.1.1.1. 1

2.1.1.1.1. Consistency of interface

2.1.1.2. 2

2.1.1.2.1. Stability of the hardware

2.1.2. Cons:

2.1.2.1. 1

2.1.2.1.1. Price premium

2.1.2.2. 2

2.1.2.2.1. Fewer hardware choices

2.2. Android

2.2.1. Pros:

2.2.1.1. 1

2.2.1.1.1. The variety of hardware available

2.2.1.2. 2

2.2.1.2.1. The open development platform

2.2.2. Cons:

2.2.2.1. 1

2.2.2.1.1. Inconsistency of interface between different hardware

2.2.2.2. 2

2.2.2.2.1. Versions fracture and are not evenly updated

2.3. Windows 7 Mobile

2.3.1. Pros:

2.3.1.1. 1

2.3.1.1.1. Broad hardware/software compatibility

2.3.1.2. 2

2.3.1.2.1. Open development platform

2.3.2. Cons:

2.3.2.1. 1

2.3.2.1.1. Inconsistency of interface between different hardware

2.3.2.2. 2

2.3.2.2.1. Crashes frequently

3. PC Operating Systems

3.1. Ubuntu 11.04

3.1.1. Pros:

3.1.1.1. 1

3.1.1.1.1. Price - Open Source/Free

3.1.1.2. 2

3.1.1.2.1. Extremely usable Linux variant

3.1.2. Cons:

3.1.2.1. 1

3.1.2.1.1. Limited applications

3.1.2.2. 2

3.1.2.2.1. Gaming

3.2. Windows 7

3.2.1. Pros:

3.2.1.1. 1

3.2.1.1.1. Ubiquity

3.2.1.2. 2

3.2.1.2.1. Has achieved baseline stability

3.2.2. Cons:

3.2.2.1. 1

3.2.2.1.1. Price - The most expensive OS

3.2.2.2. 2

3.2.2.2.1. Security requirements

3.3. Mac OS X

3.3.1. Pros:

3.3.1.1. 1

3.3.1.1.1. Greatest usability

3.3.1.2. 2

3.3.1.2.1. Stability

3.3.2. Cons:

3.3.2.1. 1

3.3.2.1.1. Rigid

3.3.2.2. 2

3.3.2.2.1. Limited hardware/support

4. Tablet Operating Systems

4.1. iOS5

4.1.1. iPad2

4.1.1.1. Pros:

4.1.1.1.1. 1

4.1.1.1.2. 2

4.1.1.2. Cons:

4.1.1.2.1. 1

4.1.1.2.2. 2

4.2. Android

4.2.1. Pros:

4.2.1.1. 1

4.2.1.1.1. Hardware variety

4.2.1.2. 2

4.2.1.2.1. Application flexibility

4.2.2. Cons:

4.2.2.1. 1

4.2.2.1.1. Inconsistency of interface

4.2.2.2. 2

4.2.2.2.1. OS fracturing across vendors

4.3. Windows7

4.3.1. Pros:

4.3.1.1. 1

4.3.1.1.1. Broad hardware/software compatibility

4.3.1.2. 2

4.3.1.2.1. Open development platform

4.3.2. Cons:

4.3.2.1. 1

4.3.2.1.1. Inconsistency of interface between different hardware

4.3.2.2. 2

4.3.2.2.1. Limited market penetration

4.4. Dual Boot

4.4.1. Pros:

4.4.1.1. 1

4.4.1.1.1. Single hardware purchase

4.4.1.2. 2

4.4.1.2.1. Choice OS at start-up

4.4.2. Cons:

4.4.2.1. 1

4.4.2.1.1. Instability

4.4.2.2. 2

4.4.2.2.1. End user confusion

4.5. Kindle Fire

4.5.1. Pros:

4.5.1.1. 1

4.5.1.1.1. Amazon Silk

4.5.1.2. 2

4.5.1.2.1. Subsidized price

4.5.2. Cons:

4.5.2.1. 1

4.5.2.1.1. Not released into market at this time

4.5.2.2. 2

4.5.2.2.1. Smaller screen compared to market leaders

5. Netbook Operating Systems

5.1. Chromium

5.1.1. Pros:

5.1.1.1. 1

5.1.1.1.1. Application platform versus OS

5.1.1.2. 2

5.1.1.2.1. Apps on cloud which means less frequent updates

5.1.2. Cons:

5.1.2.1. 1

5.1.2.1.1. Limited utility

5.1.2.2. 2

5.1.2.2.1. Form of vendor lock-in

5.2. Windows7

5.2.1. Pros:

5.2.1.1. 1

5.2.1.1.1. Broad hardware/software compatibility

5.2.1.2. 2

5.2.1.2.1. Consistency of interface across vendors

5.2.2. Cons:

5.2.2.1. 1

5.2.2.1.1. Performance suffers

5.2.2.2. 2

5.2.2.2.1. Disc footprint of OS too large

5.3. Linux

5.3.1. Pros:

5.3.1.1. 1

5.3.1.1.1. Better performance on lesser hardware

5.3.1.2. 2

5.3.1.2.1. Choice of look and feel

5.3.2. Cons:

5.3.2.1. 1

5.3.2.1.1. Incomplete hardare support

5.3.2.2. 2

5.3.2.2.1. Fewer applications

5.3.3. MeeGo

6. Gaming

6.1. Playstation

6.1.1. Pros:

6.1.1.1. 1

6.1.1.1.1. Most advanced graphics

6.1.1.2. 2

6.1.1.2.1. Plays Bluray

6.1.2. Cons:

6.1.2.1. 1

6.1.2.1.1. Most expensive

6.1.2.2. 2

6.1.2.2.1. Fewer titles for children

6.2. XBox

6.2.1. Pros:

6.2.1.1. 1

6.2.1.1.1. Best in class motion interface - Kincet

6.2.1.2. 2

6.2.1.2.1. Most games

6.2.2. Cons:

6.2.2.1. 1

6.2.2.1.1. Most fragile hardware

6.2.2.2. 2

6.2.2.2.1. Hardware failure rate

6.3. Wii

6.3.1. Pros:

6.3.1.1. 1

6.3.1.1.1. Most titles for children

6.3.1.2. 2

6.3.1.2.1. Pioneered motion interface

6.3.2. Cons:

6.3.2.1. 1

6.3.2.1.1. Weakest graphics

6.3.2.2. 2

6.3.2.2.1. Lacks blueray