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Operating Systems by Mind Map: Operating Systems

1. What % of people use Windows as their PC operating system?

1.1. 90%

1.1.1. Pros:1)majority of people use windows based system 2)Large shareware and freeware application library 3)won't have trouble finding support Cons:1) Limited access to the library of free open source software 2)The most prone operating system for spyware and virus applications 3) Poor security

2. Device Specific?

2.1. Applications are generally made for a specific os.

3. Functions of the OS

3.1. Start menu

3.1.1. applications-ie, printers, video adaptors icons on screen

4. Apple, OSX, Leopard

4.1. Pros:1)Easier to use for those people are non-technical 2)has a lot of content that allows user to create more 3)access to numerous free applications

4.1.1. Cons: 1)not too much support 2)more expensive upfront to purchase 3)more complex to use than Windows

5. Definition:

5.1. A common space between user and hardware that is responsible for the management and coordination of activties that at shared.

6. My cell phone Operating Systems

6.1. T-mobile Sidekick Slide

6.1.1. Danger

7. Next new phone I hope to purchase

7.1. T-Mobile Sidekick LX

8. Major Cell Phone OS

8.1. Maemo=Nokia, Android=Google, bada=Samsung,

9. Linux

9.1. Pros: 1)can run on about every hardware system 2) Everything is free 3)management is easy

9.1.1. Cons: 1)new software is generally slower to reach linux 2) Limited support when assistance needed 3) vast amount of options for the user might be daunting