UNIT II Scholarly Activity.edited.docx - Running head OPERATING SYSTEMS Microsoft Windows OS Mac OS X Linux OS Android OS Ios and Blackberry OS Stanley

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Running head: OPERATING SYSTEMS 1 Microsoft Windows OS, Mac OS X, Linux OS, Android OS, Ios, and Blackberry OS Stanley Joiner Columbia Southern University
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OPERATING SYSTEMS 2 Microsoft Windows OS Purpose and Function of Microsoft Windows OS The use of Microsoft Windows is to provide a platform on which other programs can run (Madnick & Jonovan, 2011). Microsoft Windows OS is the most common operating system serving as a core component in more than 90% of desktop and laptop computers (Vermaat et al., 2014). The main functions of Microsoft Windows OS include native file management and program management. Additionally, Microsoft Windows OS provides network serves used to host multiple websites. Advantages and Disadvantages of Microsoft Windows OS The power of Microsoft Windows OS is that it is the most established operating system, and thus, it has numerous software programs for use (Madnick & Jonovan, 2011). Additionally, it works well with a wide range of computers independent of the line of manufacture. The disadvantage of this OS is that most virus programs are written to target and attack Microsoft Windows OS (Vermaat et al., 2014). It, therefore, a requirement that the user incurs an extra expense to install the most compressive antivirus programs to defend the OS. Mac OS X Purpose and Function of Mac OS X The use of this OS is to run iMac as well as the entire Macintosh line of computers. Its function is to run UNIX and Mac applications on iMac and Macintosh computers. Advantages and Disadvantages of Mac OS X On the upside, Mac OS X has the most beautiful design, which makes Apple computers and devices look more attractive (Vermaat et al., 2014). Besides, Mac OS X has a superior inter-connections with other Apple devices like iPhones. On the downside, Mac OS
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OPERATING SYSTEMS 3 X is very expensive when compared with the Windows machines with the same features (Madnick & Jonovan, 2011). Linux OS Purpose and Function of Linux OS Primarily, Linux OS was not created for any specific purpose (Madnick & Jonovan, 2011). It is, however, serving as a reliable and free open source OS. Linux OS is used to power desktops, IoT devices, servers, embedded devices, and even mobile phones (Madnick & Jonovan, 2011). Additionally, the Linux Kernel offers a platform for programmers to write and compile programs for users. Advantages and Disadvantages of Linux OS The advantage is that Linux OS is free and can be used to power an older computer that cannot run on newer Operating Systems (Vermaat et al., 2014). The disadvantage is that Linux is cumbersome to use as compared to other OSes (Blurtit.com). Besides, this OS is not used by most people, and thus it is more difficult to get help in case of a problem using it.
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