Operating System

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Operating System by Mind Map: Operating System

1. Definition: software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services, Operating System (commonly abbreviated to OS, O/S or kernel) is and interface between hardware and software in a computer system. The OS is responsible for the management and coordination of activities and the sharing of the limited resources of the computer.

2. Cell phone Operating Systems:

2.1. New Droide by Verizon phone provider

2.1.1. Android by Google

2.2. The Wing by T Mobile

2.2.1. Windows Mobile

3. Apple

3.1. Pros: Not a primary target for hackers on the web.

3.2. Cons: It is not designed for windows.

4. What % use Windows?

4.1. 90% use it

4.2. 10% don't use it

5. Focus on Windows 7

6. Linux

6.1. Ubuntu

6.1.1. Pros: It is an alternative to Office and Windows

6.1.2. Pros: Free Software updates.

6.1.3. Cons: Without a CD you may have to play with the iso files and make and burn discs.

7. Leopard

7.1. Pro: Designed primarily for photo and video editing

7.2. Cons: Not always user friendly for those students using word programs.