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Alicia PCs by Mind Map: Alicia PCs

1. PC Operating Systems

1.1. Ubuntu 11.04

1.1.1. Pros: Free Fully customizable Fast boot time Superior media editing

1.1.2. Cons: DVD capacity separate/not included Limited technical/vendor support Possibly daunting for the non-technical

1.2. Windows 7 - now 64 bit

1.2.1. Pros: Full media center Common Actions Center Excellent control over devices

1.2.2. Cons: Cannot be customized Target for hacking Not all computers capable

1.3. Mac OS X

1.3.1. Pros: High-level programming environment Customizable OS and applications Powerful

1.3.2. Cons: Restricted to Apple More expensive Lesser hardware selection

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3. Hardware

3.1. Processor

3.1.1. Intel Core i Series Dual Core Quad Core

3.1.2. AMD A4 Dual Processor A6; A8; Quad Core Processors

3.2. RAM

3.2.1. 2GB minimum

3.2.2. 4GB common

3.3. Harddrive

3.3.1. Solid State

3.3.2. Optical Drive (?)

3.3.3. 250G - 1TB

3.4. Networking

3.4.1. 802.11 a,b,g,n,e

3.4.2. 4G

3.4.3. Ethernet 1000GB

3.5. Video card Graphics Card

3.5.1. MPEG-2/MPEG-4 decoding

3.5.2. accelerated rendering of 3D scenes and 2D graphics

3.5.3. TV output

3.5.4. Multi-monitor

3.5.5. Best for PC games

4. Browsers

4.1. Chrome

4.1.1. Pros It won't crash Really fast Streamlined Searching is simpler More controlled tab browsing Automatically remembers your frequented sites Private browsing option

4.1.2. Cons It's in its first beta No add-ons Can't sychronize Google shares data with advertisers No dropdown bar History functions are less versatile

4.2. Explorer

4.2.1. Pros Most compatible Easy to use Speedy

4.2.2. Cons Slowest Prone to crashes Lots of updates that don't help much of anything

4.3. Safari

4.3.1. Pros built-in to the OS Fewer security problems User style sheets

4.3.2. Cons Poorly organized Hard to get used to

4.4. Firefox

4.4.1. Pros Fast Useful extensions available Default ad blocker smartNavigation Streamlined

4.4.2. Cons further development has ceased, security/bug fixes only

4.5. Opera

4.5.1. Pros Light-weight Well-built Turbo mode Lesser known - less chance of being hacked many features

4.5.2. Cons Downloading is necessary Slower computers may have problems Possibly difficult to get used to