Operating system is the most important component of the computer system. Operating system helps the users to communicate with the machine easily. There are many different operating systems which are available in the market. These operating systems are available in many different ranges and varieties. Initially the operating systems which were designed for individual users were different from the OS used for commercial purposes or large networks. Modern operating systems are highly efficient and they can be used for single user and commercial accordingly. Operating systems are considered really useful for the simplifying user operations. The compatibility of operating systems is measured by analyzing its performance in terms of performing multiple tasks over processors.
Frequently used Operating Systems
If you ask me to name the most successful operating system 2010, it is no doubt windows 07. The Windows operating system together accounts for 90% of the total market. However there are many names but most common and frequently used OS are Win7, Linux, Mac, Windows XP, and Windows 2000and Windows Vista. The windows operating system is considered equally useful for commercial as well as domestic users. Mac on the other hand is considered highly secure operating system which is often used for many complex commercial purposes. Linux is also famous for its unbreakable codes and programming hence it is often used in banks as communication link between bank employees and PC’s. Windows is the most popular and widely used operating system and it is leaving others behind due its efficient user friendly interface.
Some Other Operating Systems
The operating systems which provide multiple user and multi task operations are often beneficial to be used in large networks and organizations like Linux, Windows 2000 and UNIX. There are many manufacturers of the operating systems worldwide. Some other commonly known operating systems are Acorn MOS, RISC OS, Amiga OS, Amiga UNIX, vikek OS, AEGIS, Apple DOS, sophisticated operating system, Mac OS 8 , Mac OS 9,Atari DOS, XTS -400,BeOS,Burroughs MCP, convergent technologies operating system, real time disk operating system form Data General, ITS,RSTS/E, VMS, Ultrix, Towns Os form Fujitsu, HP-UX form Hewlett Packard, GCOS and Multics from Honeywell, iRMX form Intel Corporation. OS/360 form IBM, Lynx OS, MicroC/OS-II, XENIX, MXS-DOS, and MS-DOS, MontaVista professional edition, Monta Vista MobiLinux, Transaction management eXecuctive, Netware, Open enterprise server and Open SUSE form Novelle.
List of Windows Operating System
Windows released many different versions of its operating system. Each new version was improved with regard to the user satisfaction. Most popular windows OS include Windows 1.0, Windows 2.0, Windows 3.0, Windows 3.1X, Windows 3.2. Windows 9X include Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition. Windows OS/2 include windows NT, Windows NT 3.1,windows NT 3.5,windows NT 3.51,windows NT4.0,windows 2000,Windows XP, Windows server 2003,windows fundamentals for Legacy PCs. Windows Vista, windows home server, Windows Server 2008,windows 7,windows preinstallation Environment. Windows CE 3.0, Windows CE 5.0,windows CE 6.0,Windows Mobile, Singularity and Midori. The operating systems are still considered in the phase of development as the competition in the manufacturers is intensified. Moreover the user applications both at domestic level and at commercial level require more improved softwares and OS. Therefore it is important for the OS developers to keep them in view before taking a market test. There are many examples of softwares which are designed specifically for many user applications like System 7.X, windows 98and windows 98 is designed specifically for graphic user Interface. The operating systems which are considered highly beneficial to be used alongside the multi processors like windows 2000, UNIX and Linux. Softwares are required to have enough efficiency and should be able to perform multithreading