Operating System

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Operating System by Mind Map: Operating System

1. Definition:

1.1. 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.

1.1.1. New node

2. What % use Windows?

2.1. 90% of people use Windows.

3. Computer operating system

3.1. Keyboard

3.2. Mouse

3.3. Hard Drive

3.4. Sound Card

3.4.1. Speakers

3.5. Video Card

3.5.1. Moniter

4. Cell phone Operating Systems

4.1. Which one do you have?

4.1.1. Series 40

4.2. Which are the major smart phone operating system?

4.2.1. iPhone

4.2.1.1. Apple for iPhone

4.2.2. Blackberry

4.2.2.1. Blackberry Os

5. Both Windows and Linux have their pros and cons.

5.1. Windows

5.1.1. Con's: * Some distributions require some knowledge of how Linux works to get the most out of that distribution. * Not many companies make programs for Linux. * It's a pain in the *bottom* to try to get Linux to run on a system with another OS already installed.

5.1.2. Pros: * Almost every game runs on it * Tons of programs run on it * More Cusomization on the computers is possible

5.2. Linux

5.2.1. Pro's: * Most distributions are free (Open-source). * Good for servers. * Some distributions have good user support. * Some distributions allow you to test before installing (LiveCD).

5.2.2. Cons: * SPYWARE, VIRUSES, ADWARE GALLORE! * Not as "nice" looking * Error message after error message