Hillary Rios Desktop Operating Systems

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Hillary Rios Desktop Operating Systems by Mind Map: Hillary Rios  Desktop Operating Systems

1. Windows 8

1.1. Pros

1.1.1. 1. The Start Screen is an excellent app launcher; it supports live tiles and notifications for new items

1.1.2. 2.You can group apps and rearrange them much like you can in Launch Pad and the Start Screen is an excellent app launcher.

1.2. Cons

1.2.1. 1. The Windows 8 interface is new; Microsoft has rebuilt it from scratch and it’s one of the biggest points of criticism for the new operating system. Microsoft has made the changes almost painfully abrupt.

1.2.2. 2. The system settings are good to go but few apps offer sufficient support for other settings.

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. This gives it a level of efficiency, power, and stability, which is most important for the workplace.

2.1.2. 2.Mac OS X is still the operating system of choice for graphic artists, designers and most others who work with visual and audio media

2.2. Cons

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

2.2.2. 2. While it is true that you rarely hear of a Mac that has gotten a virus, they are not immune.

3. Linux Ubuntu 12.10

3.1. Pros

3.1.1. 1. Not only can you choose the particular Linux distribution you use, but one of the hallmarks of Linux is that it's also highly customizable.

3.1.2. 2. There's a reason Linux has such a stronghold in the server world--many, actually, but one of the biggest is its reliability.

3.2. Cons

3.2.1. 1. Its biggest disadvantage is that its end-users and office workers are often scared of it at first.

3.2.2. 2. Perhaps more difficult is getting other managers or board members to approve the change.

4. Define: Operating System The collection of software that directs a computer's operations, controlling and scheduling the execution of other programs, and managing storage, input/output, and communication resources.

5. Define: Open Source Pertaining to or denoting software whose source code is available free of charge to the public to use, copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute.

6. Define: RAM The place in a computer where the operating system, application programs, and data in current use are kept so that they can be quickly reached by the computer's processor.

7. Market Share The specific percentage of total industry sales of a particular product achieved by a single company in a given period of time.