PC Operating Systems

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PC Operating Systems by Mind Map: PC Operating Systems

1. Chromium: An open-source project that aims to build an operating system that provides a fast, simple, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web.

2. Windows7

2.1. pros: 1. Install is quick, easy and painless. 2. After working through a few wizard screens at the beginning, the install is automatic. 3. If you're willing to pay, there's a lot of software for the platform.

2.2. cons: 1. Bundled fayre is pretty poor. 2. Windows Media Player isn't the best bit of software around. 3. You might be out of luck with old software.

3. Mac OS X

3.1. pros: 1. Excellent user interface and usability. 2. East installation of applications. 3. Targeted less by viruses & spywares

3.2. cons: 1. Though, based on open source operating systems, it is still proprietary. 2. The operating system is limited to a specific platform. 3. Cost of ownership is high.

4. Ubuntu

4.1. pros: 1. Option to "try before you install" using the live CD feature. 2. Can easilt install as a dual boot or even inside Windows using Wubi installer. 3. Access to, and installing, new software is a snap.

4.2. cons: 1. Unless you're luck to get a CD, you do have to mess about with ISO files and burn a disc. 2. There are no guarantees. 3. There's no "Works with Linux" logo that buyers can look for when buying new hardware.

5. Operating System Definition: A system that creates the ability to: serve a variety of purposes, interact with users in more complicated ways, and keep up with needs that change over time