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Cesar Tello PCs by Mind Map: Cesar Tello PCs

1. Ubuntu 11.04

1.1. Pros:

1.1.1. Way more secure than Windows and even OSX

1.1.2. Everything is free

1.2. Cons:

1.2.1. Limited support for proprietary applications

1.2.2. The latest and greatest hardware is typically slower to reach Linux


2. Mac OS X

2.1. Pros:

2.1.1. Almost no spyware or virus applications

2.1.2. More secure than Windows due to its UNIX base

2.2. Cons:

2.2.1. Less support. You have to goto Apple for all your hardware problems

2.2.2. More expensive upfront than other choices

3. Windows 7

3.1. Pros:

3.1.1. You won’t have any trouble finding hardware and drivers

3.1.2. You won’t have any problems finding support

3.2. Cons:

3.2.1. The most prone operating system for spyware and virus applications

3.2.2. General instability due to the shear number of possible configurations

4. Sources 2011



5. My Devices and Hardware

5.1. RAM

5.1.1. 8gb 240-pin DDR3

5.2. Systems

5.2.1. Personally built PC running Windows 7

5.2.2. Acer laptop running Windows XP

5.3. Hard drive

5.3.1. Several Seagate external 1TB HDD

5.3.2. Maxtor 500GB internal HDD

6. Internet Browsers

6.1. Firefox

6.1.1. Pros Contains a large variety of add-ons More secure

6.1.2. Cons A resource hog Nοt compatible wіth ѕοmе websites ѕο therefore ѕοmе plugins mау need tο bе installed ѕο thаt ѕοmе webpages wіƖƖ work wіth іt.

6.2. Internet Explorer

6.2.1. Cons Slightly slower browsing – prone tο crashing Nοt thе best security

6.2.2. Pros Simple design, very user-forthcoming. built іn pop-up blocker

6.3. Chrome

6.3.1. Pros Very qυісk unadorned аnԁ stable

6.3.2. Cons Doesn’t hаνе alot οf options/functions nοt very customizable

6.4. Opera

6.4.1. Pros Very qυісk- ехсеƖƖеnt fοr people wіth dial-up аnԁ additional ѕƖοw connections very customizable -add ons, skins ,etc.

6.4.2. Cons Nο ad blocker

7. Hardware

7.1. Video Card

7.1.1. ATI Pros ATI is relatively cheaper than nVidia low power consumption Cons Bad history with drivers

7.1.2. Nvidia Pros high end processing speed high performance 3D graphics multi-GPU SLI technology Ahead in stereoscopic 3D Cons Sometimes require an extra cooling system More expensive

7.2. RAM

7.2.1. Define: RAM Random access memory (RAM) is a form of computer data storage.

7.3. Hard Drive

7.3.1. Solid State Pros much higher degree of mechanical reliability can read much, much faster than a standard mechanical hard drive Cons They wear out The more prevalent MLC type tends to be slower, and have really long write times. Storage Space