PC Operating Systems

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PC Operating Systems by Mind Map: PC Operating Systems

1. OS Definition:

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

2. Windows 7

2.1. Pros: Overall better control of your devices

2.2. Cons:If your software isn't upgraded to XP then it is better to just stick with the original OS

2.3. Pros: Windows 7's security is stronger and less intrusive

2.4. Cons: Although there are great multitasking features the original operating system can stand par to Windows 7 so no real reason to go out and buy it

3. Google: Chromium

3.1. Pros: Faster java script engine

3.2. Cons: Huge privacy concerns since it tracks mostly everywhere you go and have been

3.3. Pros: Process isolated tabs and add-ons

3.4. Cons:Integration with the new Windows OS doesn't workout smoothly in terms of multitasking snap tiles and voice recognition

4. Linux:Ubuntu

4.1. Pros: No need for disk defragmentation

4.2. Cons: IT has trouble with getting wireless after power outages (I have to reenter the WEP key)

4.3. Pros: Much more customizable then any other OS

4.4. Cons: Doesn't emulate windows based games well

5. Apple, OS X

5.1. Pros: Notable increased speed

5.2. Cons: iDisk syncing sometimes remains out of sync when plugging in a USB

5.3. Pros: Spaces option letting you move smoothly and effectively through your system with little effort

5.4. Cons: New feature "Time Machine" causing corrupted data files

6. Links

6.1. http://www.windowssecrets.com/2009/10/22/01-The-pros-and-cons-of-switching-to-Windows-7

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

6.3. http://homepage.mac.com/cjrtools/ebooks/articles/leopard-pros-cons.html

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

6.5. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=define:operating+system&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=