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PC Operating Systems by Mind Map: PC Operating Systems
0.0 stars - reviews range from 0 to 5

PC Operating Systems

Windows 7


bar makes for quick launching, and easy task management

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


a long time to load, even after 3 boots

until the system is installed, cant use the computer

Mac OS X


great speed increase

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


more barriers to entry

vulnerable to attack

Ubuntu 10.10


Very speedy, and good boot design

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


additional partitions can limit space is use

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

Chromium OS


fast, simple, more secure computing experience

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


not be available as a download to run and install

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

Operating System Definition

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).