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Operating Systems by Mind Map: Operating Systems
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Operating Systems

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

Use of Operating Systems

Windows 7

Pros, Improved reliability and security, Tight Media integration, Improved internet explorer

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

Cell Phone Operating Systems

Blackberry v. 4.5.0.81

Symbian, RIM, Palm, Windows, iPhone, Android

Apple: OS X Leopard

Pros

Faster than OS X Tiger

More powerful than Windows due to UNIX base

Ease of Use for the non technical

Cons

More Expensive

Less hardware choices compared to windows

Less support

Linux

Free

Pros

More options than any other system

More secure than Windows

Free access to software

Cons

New hardware is usually slower to be compatible with Linux

Limited support from application vendors.