Gabriela Ledezma Desktop Operating Systems

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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 Mountain Lion

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. 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. random-access memory: 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