IT 282 Week 1 Assignment Introduction to Operating System
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Introduction to Operating Systems To understand three operating systems you must first know what an operating system is An operating system is software that controls the computer It manages hardware run applications provides an interface for uses stores retrieves files Here are three operating systems DOS Windows 2000 and Linux DOS which is a disk operating system was the first OS within IBM computers DOS was the operating system utilized by early versions of Windows including Windows 31 and 311 Next you have Windows 2000 which is an upgraded version of Windows NT and comes in numerous versions some are designed for the desktop and other designed highend servers Windows 2000 was a popular choice for corporate offices and their employees The ultimate reason why Windows 2000 was so successful over Windows NT was because it was more stable support for Plug and Play device manager recovery console activity directory and better network support At this time Windows 2000 is a dying operating system and provides no support from Microsoft due to the newer operating systems coming out at this time The third operating system would be Linux is predominantly used for servers Between Windows and Mac Linux is not a high option and is actually 12 of the desktop market The creation of Linux was one of the best examples for free and open source software collaborations Linux is packaged in a format known as Linux distribution for desktop and server use There are three main factors in which would lead to an upgrade for one the stability factor dependability upgrade and registration The reason in which the stability factor is of importance is to ensure the us is receiving a more stable operating system Unfortunately many users experience of cost as to why upgrading has not been the option however Windows XP Home Edition is the best choice because it is a mixture of Windows 95 98 ME and 2000 platforms Dependability factor is about the same as stability for example Microsoft has instituted a driversigning program whereby drivers created for and adhering to the Windows XP standards will be digitally signed As well as the options of system restore which some operating systems do not have or are not dependable This is why dependability of an operating system is imperative to success not only for corporate users but home users as well The third factor is the upgrade factor because you must first determine if your operating system can even support the upgrade before deciding to upgrade Upgrading ensures users stability and dependability for their operating system Essentially every Windows Operating Systems have differences one being better then the other For instance Windows 2000 has lower system requirements and a simpler interface while Windows XP contains all the bells and whistles such as Windows Movie Maker built in CD writer support Internet firewall as well as Remote Desktop Connection As each Microsoft Version comes out options are essentially added and some which are not utilized often are removed Taking a closer look between three versions of Windows you can see the difference in another light Window XP multitask more easily chat and share with free photo email and IM programs browse the web easily and more safely personalize your desktop connect to company networks getting the most out of 64bit PC watch and record TV Now take Vista it has all XP s options plus finds files and programs quicker depends against malware and spyware monitor and manage yours child s use create movies and slideshows more realistic game graphics Finally take my favorite and newest Operating system on the market Windows 7 it does everything that XP and Vista plus opening program with fewer clicks quickly connect to any open network navigate through multiple windows faster share photos music movies on your home network with other computers in the home print to single printer from any PC in the house manage printers cameras better stream music photos and videos around the house sleep and resume quicker connect to your home PC media library while you re away Touch and tab instead of point and click In my personal opinion I have worked with most all versions on Windows as well as DOS when I owned an IBM when I was younger I clearly remember getting very aggravated with my IBM because it froze up a lot At my current job we run off Windows XP professional and it does have a lot of system freezes as well as system crashes Now I just recently bought a new laptop installed with the new Windows 7 and I love it It is the most userfriendly operating system I have come in contact with Personally I am one of the individuals who love s to personalize my backgrounds and sounds My ultimate favorite option is being able to move around my open applications where ever I want on my taskbar I usually have numerous applications open at one time and with Windows 7 I am able to move them around to my personal preference with Vista I am unable to do that References Andrews J O A Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC University of Phoenix Custom Edition eText Retrieved from Axia College it282 website Staff Initials 2001 May 9 Four factors for upgrading to windows xp Retrieved from http asiacnetcomdigitallivinQtin S03 8000049213 8006913
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