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1. Sources 2011

2. Smartphone Operating Systems

2.1. iOS/ iPhone

2.1.1. Pros:

2.1.1.1. Large selection of apps

2.1.1.2. High usability

2.1.2. Cons:

2.1.2.1. Restricted to Apple

2.2. Android

2.2.1. Pros:

2.2.1.1. Free auto navigation

2.2.1.2. Available for all major carriers

2.2.1.3. Good selection of apps

2.2.2. Cons:

2.2.2.1. Apps store inferior to iPhone

2.3. Windows 7 Mobile

2.3.1. Pros:

2.3.1.1. Powerful

2.3.2. Cons:

2.3.2.1. Sluggish

2.3.2.2. Difficult to use

3. PC Operating Systems

3.1. Ubuntu 11.04

3.1.1. Pros:

3.1.1.1. Free

3.1.1.2. Fully customizable

3.1.1.3. Fast boot time

3.1.1.4. Superior media editing

3.1.2. Cons:

3.1.2.1. DVD capacity separate/not included

3.1.2.2. Limited technical/vendor support

3.1.2.3. Possibly daunting for the non-technical

3.2. Windows 7

3.2.1. Pros:

3.2.1.1. Full media center

3.2.1.2. Common

3.2.1.3. Actions Center

3.2.1.4. Excellent control over devices

3.2.2. Cons:

3.2.2.1. Cannot be customized

3.2.2.2. Target for hacking

3.2.2.3. Not all computers capable

3.3. Mac OS X

3.3.1. Pros:

3.3.1.1. High-level programming environment

3.3.1.2. Customizable OS and applications

3.3.1.3. Powerful

3.3.2. Cons:

3.3.2.1. Restricted to Apple

3.3.2.2. More expensive

3.3.2.3. Lesser hardware selection

3.4. Sources

3.4.1. http://tinyurl.com/3f22gnz

3.4.2. http://tinyurl.com/5j4tep

4. Tablet Operating Systems

4.1. iOS5

4.1.1. iPad2

4.1.1.1. Pros:

4.1.1.1.1. Less bulky, light-weight

4.1.1.1.2. High battery life

4.1.1.1.3. Ease of use

4.1.1.2. Cons:

4.1.1.2.1. Lower screen resolution

4.1.1.2.2. No extra features

4.1.1.2.3. Restricted to iTunes

4.1.1.2.4. Restricted web browser

4.1.1.2.5. Limited customibility

4.1.1.2.6. Expensive

4.2. Android

4.2.1. Pros:

4.2.1.1. Open source platform

4.2.1.2. Customisation capability

4.2.2. Cons:

4.2.2.1. Inconsistencies between devices

4.2.2.2. Low quality range

4.2.2.3. Built for smartphones

4.3. Windows7

4.3.1. Pros:

4.3.1.1. Windows 7 PC friendly

4.3.1.2. Stylus available

4.3.2. Cons:

4.3.2.1. No smartphone sync

4.3.2.2. Broad software and hardware compatibility

4.3.2.3. Lower battery life

4.4. Dual Boot

4.4.1. Pros:

4.4.1.1. Supports both Win 7 and Android OS

4.4.1.2. Extensive features

4.4.2. Cons:

4.4.2.1. Expensive

4.4.2.2. Heavier

4.4.2.3. Only 16gig SSD

4.5. Kindle Fire

4.5.1. Pros:

4.5.1.1. Less expensive

4.5.1.2. Amazon Silk

4.5.1.2.1. split browser

4.5.1.3. Linear presentation

4.5.2. Cons:

4.5.2.1. 8GB of memory

4.6. Sources

4.6.1. http://amzn.to/qjg75j

5. Netbook Operating Systems

5.1. Chromium

5.1.1. Pros:

5.1.1.1. Long battery life

5.1.1.2. Short boot time

5.1.1.3. High resolution

5.1.1.4. Isolated keyboard

5.1.1.5. Quick setup

5.1.1.6. Wireless built in

5.1.2. Cons:

5.1.2.1. Need a Google account

5.1.2.2. Slow performance

5.1.2.3. Limited settings

5.1.2.4. Few apps

5.1.2.5. Printing is problematic

5.2. Windows7

5.2.1. Pros:

5.2.1.1. Good support

5.2.1.2. Common

5.2.2. Cons:

5.2.2.1. Expensive

5.3. Linux

5.3.1. Pros:

5.3.1.1. Free

5.3.1.2. Small and portable

5.3.1.3. Customizable

5.3.2. Cons:

5.3.2.1. Support is hard to get

5.3.2.2. Unstable

5.3.3. MeeGo

5.4. Sources

5.4.1. http://tinyurl.com/32ras5g

6. Gaming

6.1. Playstation

6.1.1. PS3

6.1.1.1. Pros:

6.1.1.1.1. Good graphics

6.1.1.1.2. Blu-ray player

6.1.1.2. Cons:

6.1.1.2.1. No backwards compatibility

6.1.1.2.2. Weak online gaming network

6.1.2. PS2

6.1.2.1. Pros:

6.1.2.1.1. Backwards compatibility

6.1.2.1.2. Largest variety of games

6.1.2.1.3. Can play DVDs

6.1.2.1.4. Good pricing

6.1.2.2. Cons:

6.1.2.2.1. Only 2 controller ports

6.1.2.2.2. Graphics are poorer than XBox

6.1.3. PSP

6.1.3.1. Pros:

6.1.3.1.1. Large LCD screen

6.1.3.1.2. Online capability

6.1.3.1.3. "Homebrew"

6.1.3.1.4. Can play videos and music

6.1.3.2. Cons:

6.1.3.2.1. Memory cards are expensive

6.1.3.2.2. Lower battery life (5hr)

6.1.3.2.3. Easily damaged

6.1.3.2.4. Long loading times

6.2. XBox360

6.2.1. Pros:

6.2.1.1. Strong online gaming network

6.2.1.2. Quieter

6.2.2. Cons:

6.2.2.1. No memory card slot

6.2.2.2. No Blu-ray, no Bluetooth

6.3. Nintendo

6.3.1. Wii

6.3.1.1. Pros:

6.3.1.1.1. Compatible with GameCube games

6.3.1.1.2. Compatible with old Nintendo games

6.3.1.1.3. Good for familes

6.3.1.2. Cons:

6.3.1.2.1. No CD or DVD playback

6.3.1.2.2. Troublesome online gaming network

6.3.1.2.3. Average graphics

6.3.2. DS Lite

6.3.2.1. Pros:

6.3.2.1.1. Long battery life (10 hr)

6.3.2.1.2. Touchscreen

6.3.2.1.3. Good prices

6.3.2.1.4. Good variety of games

6.3.2.1.5. Free WIFI service

6.3.2.2. Cons:

6.3.2.2.1. Weak graphics compared to PSP

6.3.2.2.2. Easily damaged

6.3.2.2.3. Can't play Gameboy/Gameboy Color games

6.3.3. 3DS

6.3.3.1. Pros:

6.3.3.1.1. Reasonably priced

6.3.3.1.2. Bigger screen and higher resolution

6.3.3.1.3. 3D video

6.3.3.1.4. Augmented Reality

6.3.3.1.5. Camera

6.3.3.2. Cons:

6.3.3.2.1. Low battery life (about 3 hr)

6.3.3.2.2. Inconsistent 3D in games

6.3.3.2.3. Charging cradle a waste of money

6.3.3.2.4. Slow web activity

6.3.3.2.5. Easily damaged

6.4. Sources

6.4.1. http://tinyurl.com/3rva7wf

6.4.2. http://tinyurl.com/433ngp5

6.4.3. http://tinyurl.com/3wj79bu

6.4.4. http://tinyurl.com/3d45jpa