Alexis Guerrero Desktop Operating Systems

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Alexis Guerrero Desktop Operating Systems by Mind Map: Alexis Guerrero Desktop Operating Systems

1. Windows 8

1.1. pros

1.1.1. 1 The new UI will help merge the tablet and PC markets and allow PCs to benefit from touch capabilities.

1.1.2. 2 Windows 8 will enable you to log in using gestures on a picture.

1.2. cons

1.2.1. 1 Microsoft has pulled the Start button of the legacy interface, complicating any Windows 8 rollout in a corprate enviroment.

1.2.2. 2 Companies will have to upgrade their hardware to take advantage of the touch interface.

2. Mac OS X

2.1. pros

2.1.1. 1 Mac OS is the only commercial operating system that is custom-made to work with Apple’s hardware.

2.1.2. 2 Synchronizes user information well across multiple Apple devices, such as the iPhone and iPad, making it easily usable in a mobile office environment.

2.2. cons

2.2.1. 1 Apple computers simply cost much more than your average PC.

2.2.2. 2 Apple’s computer platform is often mistakenly thought to be immune from viruses and other malicious software.

3. Linux Ubuntu 12.10

3.1. pros

3.1.1. 1 The Ubuntu login prompt, there are three options: User Login, Guest Session, and Remote Login.

3.1.2. 2 Ubuntu 12.10 has Web services directly integrated into both the Launcher and the Dash, making it one of the most well connected interfaces on the planet.

3.2. cons

3.2.1. 1 Ubuntu is still not 100% compatible with a lot of hardware, which is often the reason many people will abandon trying Ubuntu because something doesn’t work like it does on Windows.

3.2.2. 2 Ubuntu is still not as user friendly.

4. Define: Operating System

4.1. The software that supports a computer's basic functions, such as scheduling tasks, executing applications, and controlling peripherals.

5. Define: Open Source

5.1. of or relating to or being computer software for which the source code is freely available.

6. Define: RAM

6.1. the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible