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. bar makes for quick launching, and easy task management

1.1.2. Physical media: insert disc, click next a bunch of times

1.2. Cons:

1.2.1. a long time to load, even after 3 boots

1.2.2. until the system is installed, cant use the computer

2. Mac OS X

2.1. Pros:

2.1.1. great speed increase

2.1.2. installation media:start Mac, put in the disk, press enter

2.2. Cons:

2.2.1. more barriers to entry

2.2.2. vulnerable to attack

3. Ubuntu 10.10

3.1. Pros:

3.1.1. Very speedy, and good boot design

3.1.2. Installer allows to download the latest updates while connected to the internet

3.2. Cons:

3.2.1. additional partitions can limit space is use

3.2.2. Options for downloads presented as installable options, instead of defaulted options

4. Chromium OS

4.1. Pros:

4.1.1. fast, simple, more secure computing experience

4.1.2. contributes to security verifying each step in the boot process, incorporating system recovery

4.2. Cons:

4.2.1. not be available as a download to run and install

4.2.2. intended for secondary devices: netbooks, not as a user's primary PC

5. Operating System Definition

5.1. An operating system (OS) is a 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).