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PC Operating Systems by Mind Map: PC Operating Systems
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PC Operating Systems

Operating System definition

The foundation software of a machine; that which schedules tasks, allocates storage, and presents a default interface to the user between applications.



Most popular operating system

Easy to use


Not free, restricted, no freedom

Because of the high usage, most spywares and viruses are targeted to this platform.

Mac OS X


Excellent user interface and usability

Easy installation of applications


The Operating system is limited to a specific platform

Cost of ownership is high



Free software – No cost, no restrictions – complete freedom

Targeted less by viruses & spywares


Installation may be difficult if your hardware is not standard

Updating / Installing additional package can be difficult if you do not have an internet connection.


Google Chrome OS is an upcoming open source[3] operating system designed by Google to work exclusively with web applications.[4] Announced on July 7, 2009, Chrome OS is set to have a publicly available stable release during the second half of 2010.[5] The operating system is based on Linux and will run only on specifically designed hardware.[6] The user interface takes a minimalist approach, resembling that of the Chrome web browser. Because a browser incorporating a media player[7] will be the only application residing on the device,[3] Google Chrome OS is aimed at users who spend most of their computer time on the Internet.[8][9][10]