Adilene Solano Operating Systems

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Adilene Solano Operating Systems by Mind Map: Adilene Solano Operating Systems

1. Operating System Definition

2. PC Operating Systems

2.1. Ubuntu

2.1.1. Pros: 1 Very speedy 2 Good boot design

2.1.2. Cons: 1 No “Works with Linux” 2 Firewall application is not included

2.1.3. Ubuntu is a computer operating system based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and is distributed as free and open source software with additional proprietary software available. It is named after the Southern African ethical principle Ubuntu ("humanity towards others"). Ubuntu provides an up-to-date, stable operating system for the average user, with a strong focus on usability and ease of installation. Web statistics suggest that Ubuntu's share of Linux desktop usage is about 50%, and upward trending usage as a web server. Ubuntu is sponsored by the UK-based company Canonical Ltd.

2.2. Windows 7

2.2.1. Pros: 1 Pinning applications (like in OSX’s dock) 2 most secure Operating Systems.

2.2.2. Cons: 1 Taking a long time to load. 2 Cant use the computer as a computer.

2.3. Mac OS X

2.3.1. Pros: 1 Make great use of disk cache 2 update process is clean and easy to do.

2.3.2. Cons: 1 Partitioning. If the hard drive is blank, it will not initialize the drive itself. 2 Vulnerable to attack

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4. Smartphone Operating Systems

4.1. iOS

4.1.1. Pros: 1 Does not assume that the user knows how to use it. 2 Ability to add custom wallpapers to your springboard.

4.1.2. Cons: 1 Has lost some of its simplicity 2 Rarely get to use stock Android on every phone you use.

4.2. Android

4.2.1. Pros: 1 Has lost some of its simplicity 2 Has almost every feature that you could want.

4.2.2. Cons: 1 CPU is overburdened, causing further slowdowns 2 Even when running on faster hardware, Android is never perfectly smooth.

4.3. RIM

4.3.1. Pros: 1 Built for the business user and has extras for the consumer. 2 You can pound out e-mails, SMS messages, and take advantage of multiple keyboard shortcuts to get the most out of your phone in an efficient manner.

4.3.2. Cons: 1 Must install BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry Express. 2 Provide the weakest Web browsing experience.

4.4. Symbian

4.4.1. Pros: 1 It has always been a very light operating system that could be run even by weaker hardware. 2 You will find almost every feature here that you get on Android.

4.4.2. Cons: 1 It has reached the end of its potential. 2 Not much available in the way of downloading games.

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