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PCs by Mind Map: PCs

1. PC Operating Systems

1.1. Ubuntu 11.04

1.1.1. Pros:

1.1.1.1. Open source.

1.1.1.2. Ubuntu is configured to gofor most casual users.

1.1.2. Cons:

1.1.2.1. Frequent Releases.

1.1.2.2. Requires unreliable emulation torun most Windows software.

1.1.3. http://bit.ly/flNMKJ

1.2. Windows 7 - http://tinyurl.com/44vu56t

1.2.1. Pros:

1.2.1.1. Lots of Programs.

1.2.1.2. It is everywhere.

1.2.2. Cons:

1.2.2.1. Very Expensive.

1.2.2.2. Windows 7 has to be purchased andthere you can't customization it.

1.3. Mac OS X - http://tinyurl.com/44vu56t

1.3.1. Pros:

1.3.1.1. It looks great and ease ot use.

1.3.1.2. The software and hardware are supposeto work together for optima experience.

1.3.2. Cons:

1.3.2.1. Windows is still the premier gaming PC, you can stillrun many games on Mac OS X but not all of them.

1.3.2.2. most of the time the OS will not be involved.

2. Hardware

2.1. Processor

2.1.1. Intel -http://tinyurl.com/43sw55z

2.1.1.1. Intel Corporation (; ; ) is an American technology company, andthe world's largest semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue.

2.1.2. AMD -http://tinyurl.com/3c2aquc

2.1.2.1. Age-related macular degeneration:macular degeneration that is age-related.

2.2. RAM -http://tinyurl.com/3aub26y

2.2.1. Acronym for random access memory, a type of computermemory that can be accessed randomly; that is, any byteof memory can be accessed without touching the precedingbytes. RAM is the most common type of memory found incomputers and other devices, such as printers.

2.3. Motherboard -http://tinyurl.com/3kgq3rw

2.3.1. A printed circuit board containing the principal components of amicrocomputer or other device, with connectors into which other circuit.

2.4. Video-card -http://tinyurl.com/448h4xq

2.4.1. A video card, video adapter, graphics-accelerator card, displayadapter or graphics card is an expansion card whose functions.

2.5. Peripherals

2.5.1. Microphone -http://tinyurl.com/4522rz5

2.5.1.1. An instrument for converting sound waves into electricalenergy variations, which may then be amplified.

2.5.2. Speakers -http://tinyurl.com/3ws7aql

2.5.2.1. Computer speakers, or multimedia speakers, are speakers externalto a computer, that disable the lower fidelity built-in speaker.

2.5.3. Camera -http://tinyurl.com/3c87g4d

2.5.3.1. A device for recording visual images in the formof photographs, movie film, or video signals.

2.6. Monitor -http://tinyurl.com/3f4yrwd

2.6.1. An instrument or device used for observing, checking, orkeeping a continuous record of a process or quantity.

3. Browsers

3.1. Chrome -http://tinyurl.com/3monm4d

3.1.1. Pros

3.1.1.1. It’s ahead of its time.

3.1.1.2. It thinks way outsidethe box.

3.1.2. Cons

3.1.2.1. Limited quantities.

3.1.2.2. You can never quit orminimize the browser.

3.2. Firefox -http://tinyurl.com/3m7foss

3.2.1. Pros

3.2.1.1. Has more available browser add-onsthan any other browser out there.

3.2.1.2. Browser is free of charge.

3.2.2. Cons

3.2.2.1. Firefox is killing add-on compatibility.

3.2.2.2. Most of the old browseradd-ons no longer work.

3.3. Explorer -http://tinyurl.com/3m7foss

3.3.1. Pros

3.3.1.1. Internet Explorer has managed to makesignificant improvements with its browser interface.

3.3.1.2. Browser is free of charge.

3.3.2. Cons

3.3.2.1. Firefox has one gigantic edge over Internet Explorer.

3.3.2.2. Microsoft browser is a target for exploit hackers.

3.4. Opera -http://tinyurl.com/3llxcfn

3.4.1. Pros

3.4.1.1. Opera’s browser іѕ light-weight аnԁ well-built.

3.4.1.2. Thе download аnԁ program size іѕ much smallerthаn IE, аnԁ іt offers multiple ways tο improve thеspeed.

3.4.2. Cons

3.4.2.1. Opera іѕ a separate companionship, ѕο downloading іѕnecessary.

3.4.2.2. Fοr ѕƖοw connections, downloading thіѕ programсουƖԁ bе hard аnԁ уου mау hаνе problems getting іtdownloaded.

3.5. Safari -http://tinyurl.com/ybd7wtt

3.5.1. Pros

3.5.1.1. It isn’t hard to figure outwhere the links and buttonsare.

3.5.1.2. Bookmarking is made easy.

3.5.2. Cons

3.5.2.1. Can’t really personalize a lot.

3.5.2.2. Does not allow for awhole bunch ofcustomization.