PC Operating Systems

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PC Operating Systems by Mind Map: PC Operating Systems

1. Windows 7

1.1. Pros:

1.1.1. Industry Standard (Widely Used)

1.1.2. Widely Connected to other device types/products

1.2. Cons:

1.2.1. Highly Unsecure (Compared to alternatives)

1.2.2. More Prone to Crashes (than alternatives)

2. Ubuntu 11.04

2.1. Pros:

2.1.1. Open Source

2.1.2. Stable and Secure

2.2. Cons:

2.2.1. Not As Widely Used/Supported

2.2.2. Linux is Invincible (And Free) [wait . . . that's not a con . . . .]

3. Mac OS X

3.1. Pros:

3.1.1. Very Secure System

3.1.2. Very Smooth Stable Environment

3.2. Cons:

3.2.1. Very Proprietary System (Closed-Source)

3.2.2. Not easily compatible with Adobe Software

4. Links

4.1. http://bit.ly/sL56Bk

4.2. http://bit.ly/pD9pXU

4.3. http://bit.ly/oZUGp0

4.4. http://bit.ly/oBVk3y

4.5. http://lifehac.kr/sfcqKy

4.6. http://bit.ly/uQBQdm

4.7. http://bit.ly/ruk9FO

4.8. http://bit.ly/uAQfoA

4.9. http://zd.net/upETGM

4.10. http://bit.ly/vHfe49

4.11. http://yhoo.it/w3W1n6

4.12. http://yhoo.it/svIoV0

4.13. http://zd.net/t8s3K0

4.14. http://yhoo.it/w3W1n6

4.15. http://bit.ly/sXNGJr

5. Browsers

5.1. Chrome

5.1.1. Pros

5.1.1.1. Compatible with Android and Google products

5.1.1.2. Built in flash and pdf support

5.1.2. Cons

5.1.2.1. Not as compatible with government sites

5.1.2.2. Can sometimes be resource intensive, running multiple processes

5.2. Firefox

5.2.1. Pros

5.2.1.1. Second Most popular Browser in most of the world

5.2.1.2. Leader in security

5.2.2. Cons

5.2.2.1. Slower load time than alternatives

5.2.2.2. Larger download file

5.3. Safari

5.3.1. Pros

5.3.1.1. Artful Design (pretty)

5.3.1.2. Cross Platform Compatibility (Desktop and Mobile)

5.3.2. Cons

5.3.2.1. Apple Proprietary

5.3.2.2. doesn't support all OS types

5.4. Internet Explorer

5.4.1. Pros

5.4.1.1. Compatible with all Government Websites

5.4.1.2. Still most popular Web Browser

5.4.2. Cons

5.4.2.1. Not as secure as alternatives

5.4.2.2. Most recent version can only run on Vista and 7 machines

5.5. Opera

5.5.1. Pros

5.5.1.1. Allows the Browser to operate like a server

5.5.1.2. Optimizes slow connections with 'Turbo' caching

5.5.2. Cons

5.5.2.1. Not widely deployed

5.5.2.2. Of top browsers, least popular

6. My Purchase Choice

6.1. Hardware (Upgrade Current Tower)

6.1.1. Add additional Internal HDD (Solid State 320 GB)

6.1.2. Upgrade RAM to 16 GB

6.1.3. Install Additional Graphics Card for Dual Monitor Support (2 GB on-board Graphics RAM)

6.1.4. Install USB 3.0 Card

6.1.5. Upgrade to new Tower Chassis, Add Water-Cooling to Processor and Air Filtration System to reduce dust inside tower

6.2. OS Choices

6.2.1. Dual Boot Linux

6.2.1.1. More Efficient

6.2.1.2. Free

6.2.1.3. More Security

6.2.2. Windows 7 Professional

6.2.2.1. Wide use and compatibility with the workplace

6.2.2.2. More than $100