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. Most Windows software is easy to install. Physical media is usually insert the disc, and click next a bunch of times

1.1.2. Windows 7 Home Premium: It looks great, and functions well

1.2. Cons:

1.2.1. Windows 7 is still taking a long time to load

1.2.2. The down side compared to the Ubuntu Installer is that until the system is installed, you cannot actually use the computer as a computer

2. Mac OS X

2.1. Pros:

2.1.1. Mac OSX Snow Leopard Boot Time to usable desktop: 16.3 seconds

2.1.2. Mac OSX Snow Leopard: Probably the best looking default desktop of the bunch, Apple’s offering leaves much to be desired in starting applications

2.2. Cons:

2.2.1. Apple does an OK job of releasing security updates, but they are usually released in large patches instead of as they become available

2.2.2. You will then have to wait a while to load the installation software

3. Ubuntu 10.10

3.1. Pros:

3.1.1. Ubuntu 10.10 Boot Time to usable desktop: 18.7 seconds.

3.1.2. Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition: Booting from the CD/DVD drive works like a charm

3.2. Cons:

3.2.1. Security Updates aren’t released on a regular schedule, like Windows or Apple

3.2.2. They are made available as they become available to the rest of the world

4. Google Chrome OS

4.1. Pros:

4.1.1. Both Chrome OS and the Chrome browser enables users to play back MP3s, view JPEGs, and handle other multimedia files while offline

4.1.2. Google plans to create a service called Google Cloud Print, which will help any application on any device to print on any printer

4.2. Cons:

4.2.1. One unresolved design problem related to both Chrome OS and the Chrome browser is the desired behavior for how Web applications handle specific link types

4.2.2. Multimedia: It is unlikely to handle heavy-duty video and audio the way Windows and Macs do

5. Operating Systems: Are the software systems which manage the interaction between users and hardware