PC Operating System

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PC Operating System by Mind Map: PC Operating System

1. Windows 7

1.1. Windows 7 is an easy operating system. Its easy to use, and many people are familiar with it. http://blog.hafees.com/windows/windows-linux-and-mac-a-comparison/

2. Ubuntu

2.1. A distribution of the Linux Operating system, focused on user friendly Graphical User Interfaces. Ubuntu uses the Gnome Graphical desktop, while Kubuntu uses the KDE desktop and Xubuntu uses a much lighter Xfce desktop. Another variation is Edubuntu, which focuses on educational implementations with Ubuntu. http://afewgoodnotes.com/glossary/

2.1.1. Pros easy and quick to install (if hardware recognized,choice of graphical interface,synaptic and automatic. http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-251649.html

2.1.2. Cons its a pain to set up if not working out of the box (wifi),video cards support (ATI drivers ....),fonts,religious zealots who havnt't tried windows since 98 but will swear to anyone that linux is perfect and windows is not,the bad faith of part of the community (not so much on this forum I have to admit) who will never recognize that sometimes things are easier to set up in windows. http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-251649.html

3. Mac OS X

3.1. Pros

3.1.1. Frequently updated – A good Linux distribution changes its version atleast twice every year. Compare that with Microsoft Windows. How many years in between the release of Windows XP & Windows Vista. http://blog.hafees.com/windows/windows-linux-and-mac-a-comparison/

3.2. Cons

3.2.1. Unstable – While it is true that Linux is one of the most stable and secure operating systems, you might’ve experienced many crashes. Well, the culprit in most cases is the packages which are not stable. For eg: popular distros like Ubuntu comes bundled with some unstable packages like Compiz Fusion, Awn etc. While these packages make Linux more eye-candy (Believe me, you don’t want to turn it off, if you enjoyed it once – even if it is unstable), it has a price to pay and that is stability. One solution to this is, one should always stick to stable packages. http://blog.hafees.com/windows/windows-linux-and-mac-a-comparison/

4. Chromium

4.1. Chromium OS is 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. Here you can review the project's design docs, obtain the source code, and contribute. http://dev.chromium.org/chromium-os

5. Operating System Definition

5.1. The purpose of an operating system is to organize and control hardware and software so that the device it lives in behaves in a flexible but predictable way. In this article, we'll tell you what a piece of software must do to be called an operating system, show you how the operating system in your desktop computer works and give you some examples of how to take control of the other operating systems around you. http://computer.howstuffworks.com/operating-system.htm