The Operating System: The Future Of The PC Revolution

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Operating Systems launched the PC revolution. Without an operating system the computer would have been nothing more than the Altair 8800, a kit computer for hobbyist. The operating systems has grown from things like UNIX, Mac System Software, and DOS. Modern Operating systems are designed to make using a computer easier through a GUI or Graphical User Interface. In the modern world we still see remnants of the old days through Linux shell scripting and power shell. The original operating systems were controlled through scripting or giving instructions to make it do certain things. As the operating system grew and became more of a consumer product the scripting became hidden in the background under the GUI. Allowing for typefaces, drag and drop, …show more content…
How do we allow the user to stay connected? How do we make the operating system more efficient? My generation grew up on Windows 3.1 through evolution of Windows 9x and to Windows 8. On the other side of the road Mac OS has changed very little in terms of look and feel, while the interface looks more vibrant and additions of a tool bar have been added, overall in my opinion the Mac OS of today’s world does not feel a lot different of the Mac OS I used to play with in the early nineties. Linux has evolved from the original Red Hat used for Systems Admins on Linux servers in enterprise environments to Ubuntu and Fedora that are for everyday users with friendly OS GUIs and the ability to use them like Mac and Windows. Mobile Operating Systems are the perfect example of the evolution of operating systems. Going from the old Nokia Brick phones with snake to the Android OS and iOS to the OS on Google Glass. Operating systems have evolved from being necessary for a user to making the user necessary to it. Windows 95 was the first of the modern OS systems, it added things like an easy to use start menu and icons that were easy to use and find. Trouble shooting was somewhat easier, but it hid all of the working behind a curtain for the user’s sake. Now in the modern era we have Windows 8 which is a touch based OS. Windows 8 is for the user to interact …show more content…
Aqua was created from what the developers said was blank screen, I believe this the most relevant way to show the evolution in modern times of the OS. Aqua came out in 2000 and changed how Operating Systems GUIs looked and acted. The OS X series is based on this Aqua scheme. The windows bar carried buttons for closing and resizing the windows and hiding them. It added mouse over function that added symbols when only in certain areas. The menus in Aqua were also different with fade out options when they are not needed, animated scroll down. Aqua created the first “pretty” operating systems with bright colors, good use of color, and transparency

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