PC Operating Systems

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PC Operating Systems by Mind Map: PC Operating Systems

1. Operating System definition

1.1. serve a variety of purposes interact with users in more complicated ways keep up with needs that change over time

1.2. http://computer.howstuffworks.com/operating-system.htm

2. Windows7

2.1. pros:

2.2. Easy to use – I think, this is because most computer users started their computing with Windows and are familiar with it. However, for a hard core Linux user, Windows may be difficult to use, cluttered, unorganized Operating System.

2.3. cons:

2.3.1. Not very stable – Windows is synonymous with the infamous "Blue screen of death" (BSOD). But Windows XP has changed this to an extend as it was reported as the most stable OS by Microsoft.

2.4. http://blog.hafees.com/windows/windows-linux-and-mac-a-comparison/

3. Linux Ubuntu

3.1. pros:

3.2. Excellent community – Most of the Linux distributions (or simply called as a distro), especially Ubuntu has excellent community support. So if you ran into a problem, just seek help from the community.

3.3. cons:

3.3.1. May be difficult to decide which Linux flavor. The options are plenty and a ‘non techie’ user may be confused to choose the right distro. But Linux has an excellent community and just ask your questions in the forums or user groups. You can always find a linux distro for almost all of your need.

3.4. http://blog.hafees.com/windows/windows-linux-and-mac-a-comparison/

4. Apple Operating System

4.1. pros:

4.1.1. Applications – A large number of excellent professional applications are available in this platform and hence preferred by designers and other professionals.

4.2. Cons:

4.2.1. The Operating system is limited to a specific platform

4.3. http://blog.hafees.com/windows/windows-linux-and-mac-a-comparison/

5. Google:Chromium

5.1. How and when the Chrome OS project was conceived The relationship between Chrome OS and Android How Google is trying to tackle the same "file handler" problem as Windows OLE and the registry, but in the cloud.

5.2. http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2010/01/chrome-os-interview-1.ars