OS 101: Suggestions for Choosing an Operating SystemWritten by Josef Delinga
An operating system (abbreviated OS) is essentially path through which a computer accesses files, games, Internet, and all vital stored information. The OS is most important program on a computer because it runs all of other programs. The major operating systems are Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Unix. The operating system is essential to computer, and so extreme care should be taken when choosing an operating system.
Consider Its Use
Consider what operating system will be used for. If OS is for a business, an operating system that can handle important business data should be selected. If OS is for a college student, one might consider an OS that is optimal for gaming, yet still has a nice word processor. Finally, if operating system were for a new computer user, then a user-friendly, simple OS would be best. Knowing this, one must also consider what software is available for operating system. Some software is only available on certain computers. This often leaves Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Unix in dark because most of computer market runs on Microsoft operating systems. Most computers come standard with a certain operating system (Apple computers have Mac OS X and most PCs have Windows XP). Therefore, it is sometimes important to consider OS even when selecting a computer.
Security is biggest priority for many computer users, especially businesses. Some OS have stronger security than others. Macintosh has been called “the iron man of operating systems” because of its ability to keep hackers out, while Windows has been criticized for being easy to hack. Do not let security completely deter you, however. Most operating systems can be “hardened” and with constant security updates, made safer from hackers.
.Net Charts and Graphs Interact with Businesses and CustomersWritten by Joe Miller
Bar charts, bar graphs, and any other chart or graph used in financial statements, inventory reports, sales reports, a slew of other types of reports have typically been paper reports or online reports depicting various levels of complex information for tracking, investing, planning, and buying. However, until .net graph, .net chart, .net map, and other .net charts came along, relationship between management and company, companies and their investors, and companies and their customers was missing.
Interactivity is just one attribute of .net technology, a technology which is spreading across nation as companies recognize it a bridge over gap between them and investors, customers, clients, and their own departments. Using a web-based .net map or chart opens up communication and collaboration between various business demographics. For example, management may want to track a product inventory through a given time period. A .net map can show warehouse locations and inventory levels in real-time. Warehouse managers will be able to track incoming and outgoing inventory, listing information on real-time .net charts and .net graphs.
In addition to internal informational tracking, companies can post interactive data for customers, clients, and investors. Perhaps you have already seen how this works with interactive .net maps of states or countries. As mouse moves over counties in state or states in country, information about climate, population, government, agriculture, etc. may pop up. You can even drill down to more specific locations and information by clicking on state or county you want to see.
This type of interaction is ideal for students doing research, parents making vacation plans, even businessmen or women making flight reservations. Many airlines, for example, use .net maps to help customers choose their own seats.