Operating System


Before discussing more about the operating system, first I will explain the meaning of the operating system itself. Every time we run an electronic device, especially computers, laptops and mobile phones maybe, we will not escape from the terms of the operating system. Operating system is system software that is responsible for organizing and managing the hardware and as a base operating system so that software applications can be run. This operating system is software that was first installed or put on computer memory, while other software applications that work under the operating system. Can be interpreted that without operating system other application software also does not run.

The operating system also serves as a liaison between the software with the hardware, so the hardware is outside the body of the operating system to function properly. In addition, the operating system also functions as a regulator of applications that run simultaneously so no need to wait for one application is completed in operation to run other applications.

Currently, many kinds of operating systems. Operating systems that include Linux, Windows, Free BSD, Symbian, Palm, Solaris, Mac OS and others. Here I will discuss some advantages and disadvantages of several operating systems and OS that I know what I thought was best.

Of the many operating systems are most widely used is Windows. In addition to its use are relatively easy, perhaps because many people use it so that we become more familiar with this operating system than on other operating systems. Windows itself still has some kind or type, including Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows ME which is now rarely used because it is still limited in its operation and the many applications that do not support the use of the operating system. Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 is released in 2009. Windows 7 has advantages with faster access as compared with the other Windows. However, there are some applications that are incompatible with Windows is probably because Windows is a relatively new still, so still why applications that do not support the use of this operating system. He said this is the completion of Windows Vista that has deficiencies in terms of speed because it looks too heavy.

In addition to Windows Operating System which I have mentioned there is still one of Windows that will be released around the year 2014, this Windows called Windows Orient. Not known exactly how this operating system will operate. But of course it will be increasingly sophisticated.

Besides Windows Linux is also a lot of fans, this Unix-like Operating System. Not like Windows, the operating system can be modified, used and distributed again according to what is desired because the Linux source code is free or open to anyone. Linux was introduced in 1991 by Linus Torvalds. This operating system also has advantages when compared with Microsoft Windows. Linux has high security and stability but it also has high compatibility.

Unlike Windows and Linux, Symbian is designed specifically for mobile equipment or mobile. Symbian itself is a proprietary operating system developed by Symbian Ltd. Symbian OS is the most widely used by Nokia in particular the series E and N series because this series requires a lot of similar applications on common operating systems. For example, Series E member facilities Quickoffice to open or create text like Microsoft Office, but certainly not as complete as Microsoft Office. But to run the application there must surely Operating System. Symbian can do multitasking and security like a desktop. But, of course, the Operating System is also susceptible to viruses, although not all viruses can infect due to limited operation.

After Windows, Linux and Symbian OS there are also Mac Os, which stands for Macintosh Operating System. Mac is an operating system developed by Apple Computer intended for use with Macintosh computers or also called the MacBook. Operating systems can not be run by an PC based IBM. The latest version of Mac OS is Mac OS X (Mac OS Ten), which was introduced in 2000. One disadvantage of this operating system is the price is expensive, but almost every Apple product is the price is high compared with other products. However, if we use this operating system, we can also run other operating systems. For example Windows XP, Windows Vista, even Linux can also be run easily by using Boot Camp on Mac Leopard. In addition, this operating system also has the advantage in the field of resolution pictures or graphics. So if we want to create or editing some pictures, it will be easier to use this operating system.

From some brief explanations about the OS that I know in my opinion it is best to windows, especially windows 7. Because in addition to the operation of the Windows OS that is fairly easily mastered also a fairly high speed. Boot and Shut Down faster process also looks attractive even 3D projections. In addition to these windows there are also several features that support and facilitate our access speeds in its use. By renewing the windows taskbar, it will be easier for us in more quickly access the program, besides the features of Jump In and windows search is also easier for us to find the file or our favorite song.

Windows 7 has been equipped with touch screen feature, so if we use these windows on a PC with touch screen then we did not bother to bring the mouse again. Another advantage is there in windows 7 is in the Community, the Windows Live Essentials then we can access data offline. In contrast to the previous windows, windows 7 has been using Internet Explorer 8, IE can detect the existence of sites that have a potential danger to a PC. Besides the features I have mentioned there are still other features such as Parental Control, Web Slices, Home groups, Snap, Shake, Peek and others.

Although Windows 7 has more advantages than any other OS, but there are also shortcomings. As I explained previously, Windows 7 can not operate some applications, besides that if in Windows Vista to recognize the hardware directly, in Windows 7 there is some hardware that can not be recognized directly. Indeed, the release of Windows 7 is a trial version, so many weaknesses should we understand. Still unknown is the final version of this Windows.