Desktop Operating Systems

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Desktop Operating Systems by Mind Map: Desktop Operating Systems

1. Windows

1.1. Strengths

1.1.1. Windows OS is very user friendly

1.1.2. Microsoft, meanwhile, has been early at bringing touch to the desktop and laptop. Windows 7 offered built-in multitouch support

1.2. Weakness

1.2.1. Microsoft has struggled with a similar approach in the past, noting that Windows Mobile initially aimed to replicate the Windows desktop down to the start menu — an approach that was not popular with consumers.

1.2.2. It’s changed over the years, but you could take someone who last touched Windows back in the Windows 95 days and drop that in front of them of Windows 7 and they’d be able to get work done. Metro? It’s entirely different. Heck, Microsoft has even dropped the Start button in the latest version!

2. Mac OS X

2.1. Strengths

2.1.1. OS X has its own app store

2.1.2. OS X features multi workspace but with compiz you can do special tricks with the workspace.

2.2. Weakness

2.2.1. OS X requires you to buy these basic applications to do every day task.

2.2.2. OS X requires luck or some knowledge to use all the basic features.

3. Ubuntu

3.1. Strengths

3.1.1. A dedicated app for browsing and buying games

3.1.2. Virtual Desktops are perhaps the most impressive ‘wow' feature of Ubuntu

3.2. Weakness

3.2.1. Ubuntu is still not as user friendly as Windows is

3.2.2. Ubuntu is still not 100% compatible with a lot of hardware