Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 7 Versus Mac Os X Snow Leopard

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St. Paul University Quezon City
College of Business and Technology
Aurora Boulevard, Corner Gilmore Avenue, 
Quezon City

"A comparative study of Microsoft Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard"

A proposed project presented to the faculty of
St. Paul University - Quezon City
College of Business and Technology

In partial fulfilment of the requirements for the subject Operating System.

Submitted By:

A, Liezl
D, Lian
J, Irvin
L, Raymond
M, Kate
R, Regine
S., Dianna

Submitted to:

March 2011

In partial fulfilment of the requirements for the subject Operating System. The proposed project entitled “A comparative study of Microsoft Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard”.

Submitted By:

A, Liezl
D, Lian
J, Irvin
L, Raymond
M, Kate
R, Regine
S., Dianna

The proposed project is recommended for oral exam on March 2011.

Approved by the panellist on oral exam with the grade of _________________.

__________________________
Prof. Gabriel Ace R. Llagas
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ACKNOWLEDGMENT

We heartily thank our professor, Gabriel Ace Llagas, whose encouragement, guidance and support from the initial to the final level enabled us to develop an understanding of the subject.

Lastly, we offer my regards and blessings to all of those who supported us in any respect during the completion of the project especially our parents and our Almighty God.

Sincerely,
A, Liezl
D, Lian
J, Irvin
L, Raymond
M, Kate
R, Regine
S., Dianna

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DEDICATION

This thesis would be incomplete without a mention of the support given us by our cherished parents to whom this thesis is dedicated. They were our own "soul out of our soul," who kept our spirits up when the muses failed us. Without them lifting us up when this thesis seemed interminable, I doubt it should ever have been completed.

Sincerely,
A, Liezl
D, Lian
J, Irvin
L, Raymond
M, Kate
R, Regine
S., Dianna

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE PAGE i

APPROVAL SHEET ii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iii

DEDICATION iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS v

I. HISTORY 6

II. SET UP AND INSTALLATION 8

III. INTERFACE AND NAVIGATION
A. GUI 24
B. COMMAND PROMPT 26

IV. MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE

A. FILE AND DIRECTORY MANAGEMENT 28
B. PROCESS MANAGEMENT 35
C. MEMORY MANAGEMENT 39

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I. HISTORY

Microsoft Windows 7
The first known build of Windows 7 was identified as a “Milestone 1 (M1) code drop” according to TG Daily with a version number of 6.1.6519.1. It was sent to key Microsoft partners by January 2008 in both x86 and x86-64 versions. Though not yet commented on by Microsoft, reviews and screenshots have been published by various sources. The M1 code drop installation comes as either a standalone install or one which requires Windows Vista with Service Pack 1, and creates a dual-boot system. On April 20, 2008, screenshots and videos of a second build of M1 were leaked with a version number of 6.1.6574.1. This build included changes to Windows Explorer as well as a new Windows Health Centre. According to the TG Daily article of January 16, 2008, the Milestone 2 (M2) code drop was at that time scheduled for April or May 2008. A Milestone 2 build was demonstrated at the D6 conference with a build number of 6.1.6589.1.x86fre.winmain_win7m2.080420-1634. The build had a different taskbar than found in Windows...
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