? asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 1 decade ago

Operating Systems comparison table?

Just wondering if anyone knows of a site where i can find a Table comparing features of the following Operating systems: Mac OS 10.6 , Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista - Ultimate, Windows 7, and any Linux OS.

have been looking around for a while but have only been able to find one OS to another OS (windows 7 vs Mac 10.6 example). Need to write a report on the different features of various Operating systems and also list 30 features and the difference of them between OS's.

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Windows: Got its start with IBM Personal Computer in the 1980s and that alone caused businesses to focus on it. I can't see anything about Windows that indicates it is targeted at businesses. It just so happens that many small to medium sized businesses like the Microsoft Office software which makes them think Microsoft for the operating system as well. There are two main advantages to Windows: 1. Most companies only train their technical staff in troubleshooting Windows. 2. Almost all games have Windows compatibility even though an increasing number have Mac and Linux compatibility. Mac OS: Based on Berkeley (University of Cal at Berkeley) Software Division version of UNIX and centered on the kernel developed at Carnegie Mellon University. It is the fastest growing operating system (6.7% market share as of September 2007). From the introduction of the mouse and windows (lower case w) to the latest version, the Mac has set the pace for all other home computer systems. Advantages are ease of use, fully integrated hardware configurations thus avoiding conflicts and pre-installed applications that 'just work', no-brainer printer and peripheral hardware setup, second-largest software selection, tremendous power and high security. Linux: Based very roughly on UNIX, it has a small and diminishing following (less than 1 percent market share) and the fewest ready-to-run software titles. The technically-challenged public has little interest in the complexity of partitioning and software tweaking that is often necessary to make it work and keep the computer up and running. Advantage: Lower initial cost and image of the underdog. Mainframe systems: The computer hardware tends to be rigidly configured since they are intended to produce some specific results. Most modern systems are based on UNIX, particularly in government and military because of the tremendous power, versatility and security. The IBM mainframes can use a variety of operating systems, even Linux, but the most popular is z-OS which is UNIX with a multitude of advanced logging systems, security enhancements and Network File System improvements.

  • 1 decade ago

    do it yourself: go online and in your search bar and type in there, one at a time xp vs vista. search

    vista vs 7 and so and so forth, if you need a night to mess around, you can get a good education in just a little while. hope this helps I have tried all of them and each one ie either a copy of each other,

    or has a few improvements, that you have to search to navigate the system because they have move everything. just like starting over. the main thing to look for is the controls that they have. it seems to me that there is to much control used in everything after xp. it's my computer and I want to control it now. rots of ruck

    Billy R.

    Source(s): been there doing dat
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