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Operating System by Mind Map: Operating System
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Operating System

What % use windows?

Above 80%

Pros, Extended battery life., Improved taskbar., Windows Live, Internet Explorer 8, and new ways to work with window.

Cons, No more Quick Launch Toolbar., No more small icons for the taskbar?, It is still quite possible that the Run menu item is still gone from the Start menu.

Linux: Open Source free

Pros

Everything is free.

Way more secure than Windows XP and even OSX.

More options than any other system.

Cons

The latest and greatest hardware is typically slower to reach Linux.

Limited vendor support.

Limited support for proprietary applications.

Apple: Osx, Leopard

Pros

Easier to use for the non technical.

Almost no spyware or virus applications.

You have almost complete access to the enormous library of free open source applications.

Cons

Less support. You have to goto Apple for all your hardware problems.

Less hardware choices than Windows. For your average user this isn’t much of a problem. All the common hardware types will work.

More expensive upfront than other choices. Some would say this is offset by less maintenance required over the life of the system.

Cell phone operating systems: which one do you have?

BREW

Definition: what does it do?

Software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services .