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PC Operating Systems by Mind Map: PC Operating Systems

1. Windows 7

1.1. Pros

1.1.1. http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/63618.aspx?p=2#ixzz0mQrmZ6xu Windows 7 groups everything you are looking for in the Action Center

1.1.2. If you have a simple network in your home or home office, HomeGroup will take the guesswork and headaches out of setting up your networked computers and devices. Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/63618.aspx#ixzz0mQr9dOT3

1.2. Cons

1.2.1. Windows 7 will stick everything on your hard drive in a folder called windows.old from where you can retrieve your old files. Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/63618.aspx?p=2#ixzz0mQrd42hB

1.2.2. Although a seemingly minor feature, the Quick Launch Toolbar was a popular option for storing applications and files to avoid fumbling with the Start menu. Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/63618.aspx?p=2#ixzz0mQrmZ6xu

2. OS X

2.1. Pros

2.1.1. Easier to use for the non technical.

2.1.2. More stable than Windows due to Apple’s tighter control over the configuration options and its UNIX base.

2.2. Cons

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

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

2.3. http://packratstudios.com/index.php/2008/04/06/the-pros-and-cons-of-linux-windows-and-osx/

3. Ubuntu

3.1. Pros

3.1.1. Doesn't get too many viruses like windows

3.1.2. No need for disk defragmentation

3.2. Cons

3.2.1. Doesn't emulate windows based games well

3.2.2. Can have problems with view video files

3.3. http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-251649.html

4. Chromium

4.1. Pros

4.1.1. Faster JavaScript Engine

4.1.2. DNS Prefetching

4.2. Cons

4.2.1. Lack of Add-Ons

4.2.2. Integration with Windows OS

4.3. http://blog.gadodia.net/google-chrome-pros-and-cons/

5. Operating System Definition

5.1. is the software on a computer that manages the way different programs use its hardware, and regulates the ways that a user controls the computer.