Operating Systems

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Operating Systems by Mind Map: Operating Systems

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

2. Use of Operating Systems

2.1. Windows 7

2.1.1. Pros Improved reliability and security Tight Media integration Improved internet explorer

2.1.2. Cons Compatibility with older systems Migration from older OS's especially if Vista was not used

3. Cell Phone Operating Systems

3.1. Blackberry v.

3.2. Symbian, RIM, Palm, Windows, iPhone, Android

4. Apple: OS X Leopard

4.1. Pros

4.1.1. Faster than OS X Tiger

4.1.2. More powerful than Windows due to UNIX base

4.1.3. Ease of Use for the non technical

4.2. Cons

4.2.1. More Expensive

4.2.2. Less hardware choices compared to windows

4.2.3. Less support

5. Linux

5.1. Free

5.2. Pros

5.2.1. More options than any other system

5.2.2. More secure than Windows

5.2.3. Free access to software

5.3. Cons

5.3.1. New hardware is usually slower to be compatible with Linux

5.3.2. Limited support from application vendors.