Types of System Software

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Types of System Software by Mind Map: Types of System Software

1. Operating System

1.1. An operating system is a set of programs containing instructions that work together to coordinate all the activities among computer resources

1.2. Types of OS:

1.2.1. - Stand-alone Operating System

1.2.1.1. A complete operating sytem that works on a desktop computer, notebook computer or mobile computing device

1.2.1.2. Proprietary software:

1.2.1.2.1. Windows

1.2.1.2.2. Mac OS X

1.2.1.3. Open source software:

1.2.1.3.1. Unix

1.2.1.3.2. Linux

1.2.1.3.3. Ubuntu

1.2.2. - Server Operating System

1.2.2.1. Is designed to support a network

1.2.2.2. Proprietary software:

1.2.2.2.1. Windows Server 2008

1.2.2.2.2. Netware

1.2.2.3. Open source software:

1.2.2.3.1. Unix

1.2.2.3.2. Linux

1.2.2.3.3. Solaris

1.2.3. - Mobile Operating System

1.2.3.1. Resides on a ROM chip on a mobile device or consumer electronic device

1.2.3.2. Proprietary software:

1.2.3.2.1. Windows Phone 7

1.2.3.2.2. iPhone OS

1.2.3.2.3. BlackBerry

1.2.3.3. Open source software:

1.2.3.3.1. Google Android

1.2.3.3.2. Embedded Linux

1.2.3.3.3. Symbian OS

2. Utility Program

2.1. A type of system software that allows a user to perform maintenance-type task

2.2. Types of utility program:

2.2.1. - File Manager

2.2.1.1. To provide routine file management tasks

2.2.2. - Disk Cleanup

2.2.2.1. Searches and removes unnecessary files

2.2.3. - Compression Tools

2.2.3.1. To shrink the size of a file

2.2.4. - Anti-Virus Program

2.2.4.1. To protect a computer against viruses by identifying and removing any computer viruses found in memory, on storage media or incoming files

2.2.5. - Spyware Remover

2.2.5.1. To detect and delete spyware

2.2.6. - Disk Defragmenter

2.2.6.1. To reorganize the files and unused space on computer hard disk so that the OS accesses data more quickly and programs run faster

2.2.7. - Backup and Restore

2.2.7.1. A backup utility allows users to copy files to another storage medium in case of damage or lost

2.2.7.2. A restore utility reverses the process and returns backed up files to their original form