OS 101: Suggestions for Choosing an Operating System

Written by Josef Delinga

An operating system (abbreviated OS) is essentiallyrepparttar path through which a computer accesses files, games,repparttar 143050 Internet, and all vital stored information. The OS isrepparttar 143051 most important program on a computer because it runs all ofrepparttar 143052 other programs. The major operating systems are Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Unix. The operating system is essential torepparttar 143053 computer, and so extreme care should be taken when choosing an operating system.

Consider Its Use

Consider what operating system will be used for. Ifrepparttar 143054 OS is for a business, an operating system that can handle important business data should be selected. Ifrepparttar 143055 OS is for a college student, one might consider an OS that is optimal for gaming, yet still has a nice word processor. Finally, ifrepparttar 143056 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 forrepparttar 143057 operating system. Some software is only available on certain computers. This often leaves Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Unix inrepparttar 143058 dark because most ofrepparttar 143059 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 considerrepparttar 143060 OS even when selecting a computer.


Security isrepparttar 143061 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 Customers

Written 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, untilrepparttar .net graph, .net chart, .net map, and other .net charts came along,repparttar 143016 relationship between management andrepparttar 143017 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 acrossrepparttar 143018 nation as companies recognize it a bridge overrepparttar 143019 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. Asrepparttar 143020 mouse moves overrepparttar 143021 counties inrepparttar 143022 state or states inrepparttar 143023 country, information about climate, population, government, agriculture, etc. may pop up. You can even drill down to more specific locations and information by clicking onrepparttar 143024 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.

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