CIS206 Course Discussions Week 3

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CIS206 Course Discussions Week 3
The Windows operating system continues to maintain a higher market share than other …

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CIS206 Course Discussions Week 3

CIS206 Course Discussions Week 3

All Students Posts – 25 Pages 

Comparing Operating Systems – 11 Pages 

The Windows operating system continues to maintain a higher market share than other operating systems. Why do you think that the Windows operating system has been so successful? Why hasn’t the Mac or Linux operating system been as successful? What future changes can you predict for the Windows operating systems or any other systems?

Back in the days when PCs were first being mass produced and sold, Microsoft made deals with the PC manufacturers to install DOS and later Windows on each PC they sold. The manufacturers had to sign an agreement that they would sell on those systems, preinstalled, and that they would sell no system without it. They then provided the software to the companies at a very low quantity price. The manufacturer added the cost in the price of the computer.

This was how Microsoft guaranteed they get their crappy operating system on most of the world’s computers. Most people don’t object because most average users don’t want to monkey with the system, they just want it to work. And since everyone they know uses Windows as well, then all is right with the world.

The success of Windows has NOTHING to do with it’s quality as an OS. OS X, Linux and many other systems are far superior to Windows in every conceivable way. They just shoved it down everyone’s throats and everyone swallowed.

Macs are rapidly growing in popularity. But people and businesses like the cheapness of PCs and Windows.

Mac is more Stable because it is a “Closed” System controlled by Apple and the Hardware and Software is ONLY made by Apple…

Comparing Operating System Installation – 14 Pages 

This week’s iLab has you perform the installation of Windows 7 and Ubunto Linux. How does the installation process differ for each operating system? Discuss the pre-installation steps and minimum hardware requirements for each.

In the overall scheme of things, installing any of the three major OSes involve the same set of steps: acquiring OS, acquiring hardware, creating installation media, installing OS, and updating drivers.  Its the specific details pertaining to each OS that throw the proverbial wrench into the works. For example, all flavors of Linux are available for free on the Internet, the installation media can either be USB or DVD, and the average system requirements are: 1GHz processor, 800mb RAM, and 5gb hard drive space. Drivers for Linux machines are usually updated using the “sudo apt-get update” command in the terminal. For OSX, the OS is available for free for users who have Lion or above, the installation media can be both USB and DVD, and the average system requirements are: 2.4GHz 64-bit processor, 2GB RAM, and 8GB hard drive space. Drivers can be updated using the App Store. Finally, for Windows, the OS is available for free online, but the licenses must be purchased. The installation media can be both USB and DVD, the minimum system requirements are: 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM for 32-bit and 2GB RAM for 64-bit, and 16GB hard drive space for 32-bit and 32GB hard drive space for 64-bit. The drivers can be updated using the “Check for Updates” utility…