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UNIX/Linux vs. Mac vs. Windows OSUNIX/Linux versus Mac versus WindowsPOS/355
UNIX/Linux vs. Mac vs. Windows OSUNIX/Linux versus Mac versus WindowsAbstractAlthough there are important differences in the Unix, Linux, Mac, and Windows operating systems (OS), it is important to note many of the similarities. By understanding what these operating systems have in common, the significance of the differences is clear.According to Andrews (2007), OS’s share the common four main functions:1.Provides a User Interface (UI) – performs user requests concerning storage devices, includingformatting disks, deleting, and copying files, and changing the computer system’s date. The OS UI provides a way for users to manage applications, data, software, and hardware.2.Manages Files – each OS manages, creates, stores, retrieves, deletes, moves files, and data onhard and optical drives.3.Manages Applications – each OS installs, uninstalls, runs applications and manages the interface to the hardware for an application.4.Manages Hardware – each OS manages the permanent programs and memory. All three OS’salso diagnose software and hardware problems and interpret the needs of each.With the similarities in the forefront of our minds, let us delve into the depth of the differences in the Linux, Mac, and Windows operating systems.Overview of Operating SystemsIn the today’s world, technology comes in many forms. Today, the terms ‘cupcake’ and ‘sandwich’ are common terms for an operating system (OS) for Android. This brings Team Alpha to the
UNIX/Linux vs. Mac vs. Windows OSpurpose of writing this thesis comparing the Windows OS, Linux OS, and the MAC OS. With OS versions popping up all around, a reference document is important to have, going forward; to guide us in the right direction, depending on our individual needs for the OS. The design of the operating system is important because the OS implements its own set of concurrent threads and processes. This is the main reason some companies choose a Linux-based system over a Windows-based operating system, the variations in needs.In this paper, Team A will attempt to distinguish the basic system differences of each OS and therefore come to a conclusive evidentiary finding, which will show the strengths of each OS, and the weaknesses. An overview is provided to analyze each OS in brief detail, compare, and contrast basic system differences in memory management, process management, file management, and security. UNIX/LINUXUNIX was one of the first operating systems that could be run on almost any computer. It is an open source OS, any programmer who wants to access the source code can. A group of AT&T employeesat Bell Labs originally developed UNIX in 1969 (Skillsoft, 2015). Linux provides the kernel of the OS that has been freely available at no charge since 1992. The developer of the Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds, rereleased it under the GNU General Public License (GNUGPL). The Linux operating system is an open source platform based on the UNIX system. Today, Linux

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