IT205 Operating Systems
IT205 Operating Systems
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Operating Systems 1 Operating Systems Your Name Axia College of University of Phoenix Operating Systems 2 The fundamental differences between Windows Mac OS UNIX and Linux are that each system depends on a different language The differences are described as follows The UNIX operating system is a multiprogramming multitasking operating system OS The portability of UNIX has become one of its best features The UNIX OS was used primarily in the academic environment government offices and government contractors in the early years of internet activity Despite UNIX s variety of capabilities UNIX never achieved popularity as an OS for a personal computer According to Axia the Linux operating system was created by Linus Torvalds University of Phoenix 2007 Linus made the source code openly available for anyone to contribute improvements to the program The Linux OS can run on any personal computer and is multiuser friendly and highly reliable The best characteristic is that Linux is free The Mac OS was created for use on the Macintosh computer Mac OS is known for being the first operating system built with a Graphic User Interface GUI Mac OS X gives extensive support for multimedia applications With OS X a user can organize and burn digital music to his or her own CDs and take digital images and videos and burn them to a DVD The Windows operating system requires no advanced programming abilities Windows also was built with a GUI With Windows a user can manipulate data with simple commands and produce unlimited results Large organizations depend on Mainframe computers because they handle millions and often billions of instructions per minute The Mainframe operating systems includes Operating Systems 3 the use of many processors in order to meet the demands of handling very large amounts of data Operating Systems 4 Reference University of Phoenix 2007 Operating Systems Retrieved September 19 2008 from Axia College Week 3 reading aXcess IT205Management of Information Systems Course Web site Operating Systems 5
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