Operating Systems

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Operating Systems by Mind Map: Operating Systems

1. Definition: An operating system (OS) is an interface between hardware and user which is responsible for the management and coordination of activities and the sharing of the resources of the computer that acts as a host for computing applications run on the machine

1.1. What does it do?

2. What% use windows: Approximatly 90%

2.1. focus on windows 7

2.1.1. pros: Fast, Easily networkable, developer friendly, easy

2.1.2. Cons: Not very secure, lots of backdoors, no photo-editing, or word-editing program of decent quality.

2.1.3. Focus on Windows 7: Windows 7 has many improvements. Improved taskbar, there are jump lists, it is much faster than the former Windows programs, can make quick launch icons

2.2. More than 80% of people use Microsoft Windows.

3. Linux: Open Source, Free

3.1. pros: Not device specific, very inexpensive, the source code is included, bugs are fixed quickly, more stable than other operating systems, multi-user and multi-task friendly, help is easy to find.

3.2. cons:Some programs won't run on Linux, not as popular as Windows, may be difficult to install, learn and use

4. Apple, OSX, Leopard

4.1. Cons:More commercially written software for Windows, complicated setup, some programs have a lot of bugs, the camera is somewhat slow when starting up.

4.2. Pros:Bugs and vulnerabilities are fixed quickly, crashes and lockups are less frequent, programs are easy to use, can still run Windows on Mac.

5. Cell phone Operating Systems

5.1. Which one do you have? Samsung beat MP3 player

5.2. Which are the major smartphone operating Systems NONE