PC Operating Systems

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PC Operating Systems by Mind Map: PC Operating Systems

1. Windows 7

1.1. Pros:

1.1.1. Smalll size,but not quite as small as Mac OS X

1.1.2. Use the right mouse button and tie them to the new style taskbar. No Quick Launch.

1.2. Cons:

1.2.1. Slow boot time. Errors in booting up.

1.2.2. Very minimal protection for users.

2. Mac OS X

2.1. Pros:

2.1.1. Faster boot time than previous versions

2.1.2. Exchange support across Mail, the Address Book, and iCal is great for business needs.

2.2. Cons:

2.2.1. Snow Leopard works with Intel Macs only; unless you buy upgrade.

2.2.2. Less protection against viruses, and bugs.

3. Ubuntu 10.10

3.1. Pros:

3.1.1. Ubuntu 3D multiple desktop is aesthetically pleasing, and more organized.

3.1.2. The 'Always On Top' feature allows you to keep a window on top of all the windows, even when switching between windows.

3.2. Cons:

3.2.1. Slow boot time. Installation time very slow.

3.2.2. Most changes are visual, not as big difference from last release.

4. Chromium OS

4.1. Pros:

4.1.1. Solely web-based

4.1.2. Encrypted storage of all user data in the cloud

4.2. Cons:

4.2.1. Becomes unresponsive in both VMWare and VirtualBox if left unused for a few minutes.

4.2.2. Aesthetically simple

5. Operating System Definition: An operating system (OS) is software, consisting of programs and data, that runs on computers and manages the computer hardware and provides common services for efficient execution of various application software(Wikipedia).