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1. Windows 8

1.1. Pros:

1.1.1. Nice cloud integration, with real-time synching to Windows mobile devices. You could do the same thing with Google Docs, but if your Internet connection were to go down, so would your access to your documents. On Windows 8, you can continue working. If your employees are using Windows phones and tablets, having Windows 8 on their desktops will improve productivity and efficiency.

1.1.2. Microsoft is releasing its own App Store along with Windows 8. Not only will developers be able to create apps quickly, but now they all have a central hub through which to distribute them. Despite how good the Microsoft App Store sounds, one must remember that Microsoft has tried something like this before and failed. Will this be another flop?

1.2. Cons:

1.2.1. Who uses Windows mobile devices, anyway? The market is currently split between Apple's iPhones and iPads and Android devices.

1.2.2. No Start Button Since Windows 95, the Start button has been with us, and is something that some might argue has made Windows Windows. The Start button is even where the Microsoft logo has been harbored for 17 years. To many users, it seems sacreligious to eliminate such a long-lasting icon so unceremoniously. Does Microsoft have no respect for tradition and nostalgia?

2. Ubuntu 12.10

2.1. Pros:

2.1.1. The next thing I loved about Ubuntu is its theme. This was a polarizing subject. Some people loved the orange and brown look, while others hated it. Personally, I loved it! It had an “organic” feel that I hadn't seen before. Plus, I loved the Gutsy “Elephant” wallpaper. The themes have shifted throughout the years and while I still like them, Gutsy still has a special place in my heart.

2.1.2. Easy to trial or install Fast and extremely stable Updates install quickly and rarely require a reboot

2.2. Cons:

2.2.1. Ubuntu's recent direction in user interface design, Unity, is still strongly disliked by some

2.2.2. One of the things I don't like about Linux is fragmentation. I've come to accept it but I still don't like it. There's lots of versions of Linux and it makes things a little more difficult and confusing. Desktop environments vary from Gnome, KDE, to Xfce and LXDE. There's no one way of installing things. You have the terminal, Synaptic, and the Software Center. The different versions makes things scalable but it can make it difficult to get support.

3. Mac OS X

3.1. Pros:

3.1.1. Airdrop makes sharing much easier. Versioning keeps track of modification history. App full screen is a nice feature but it doesn't work quite well on non-apple applications, at least for now.

3.1.2. For "Leopard" users, very inexpensive compared to most operating system upgrades.

3.2. Cons:

3.2.1. When switching between desktops, desktop icons sometimes don't show up. Back/forward gestures disabled, even in finder. So you need to press on that little back/forward arrow to go back or forward in applications like Chrome. However, one could use two/three finger swipe gesture to switch between pages in Safari, iCal. It seems that Apple is trying to promote its own apps.

3.2.2. Does not support PowerPC Macs, even those sold barely over three years ago, providing significantly less support than typical.

4. Market Share

4.1. Is the percentage of a market (defined in terms of either units or revenue) accounted for by a specific entity." In a survey of nearly 200 senior marketing managers, 67 percent responded that they found the "dollar market share" metric very useful, while 61% found "unit market share" very useful.

5. Define: Open Source

5.1. Is a philosophy, or pragmatic methodology that promotes free redistribution and access to an end product's design and implementation detail

6. Define: Operating System

6.1. Is a collection of software that manages computer hardware resources and provides common services for computer programs. The operating system is a vital component of the system software in a computer system. Application programs require an operating system to function.

7. Define: RAM

7.1. Stands for "Random Access Memory," and is pronounced like the male sheep. RAM is made up of small memory chips that form a memory module. These modules are installed in the RAM slots on the motherboard of your computer. Every time you open a program