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Lacey SullivanUnit II Scholarly ActivityCS 1010
The operating system on a computer is a program that manages all other programs on thecomputer, stores files in an organized manner, enables you to use software programs, andcoordinates the use of computer hardware such as the keyboard and the mouse. This is the mostimportant type of system because it communicates with other software on your computer. Thereare several types of operating systems like Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS,Blackberry OS, and Android.Microsoft Windows is an operating system which was created by the MicrosoftCorporation to run personal computers. This operating system is run on 90 percent of mostcomputers according to an article posted on Techwalla. (Parson, A.)This is the most commonOperating System used it began as Windows 95 and is now updated to Windows 10. Each releaseof Windows offers new features and it gets easier to use. There is a very small learning curve tolearn the changes within each upgrade of the program. The advantage of this software includesthe ease of use, huge selection of software, being able to use older programs with newer versionsof Windows, support for new hardware, and its compatibility with MS driven websites. (RJSystems 2018) Some of the disadvantages for this system include doubling down all securitymeasures, uses high resource requirements, and windows computers are more likely to behijacked than others. (Soffar, H. 2015)MacOS is the operating system of Apple or Macintosh products. This operating systemwill only work on Apple products and does take some getting used to if you are a new user. Theadvantages of a Mac operating system is that it is simple yet powerful meaning that if you arefamiliar with iOS on an iPhone or iPad the Mac should be easy for you to use. This operatingsystem also integrates with other Apple products such as an iPhone or iPad so this is an
advantage to those users. There are fewer viruses and security issues with the MacOS it tends tobe safer than Windows. All of the hardware components work hand-in-hand and there isseamless integration between OS and hardware. If you are a multitasker then the MacOS is for