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Again, the Desktop. They make the user feel as though they are working at a desk with stuff on the desk, files and tools, and other stuff in folders, held in storage, in directories.
Hmmm, actually, I would assume that the answer he is looking for is GUI Operating system or Graphical operating system.
But that would include everything from Nintendo DS to my phone?
Overpriced and over hyped?
@rsmith I thought Windows was free when you buy a computer :)
Yeh, sure. It isn't built into the price......
Macs are ok though. I use Ubuntu, but Macs work ok. I'm not keen on Windows one bit. After Vista, the whole Microsoft thing was over. They make a good games console though. Probably do well there for years to come, but they seem to be losing ground in the OS wars, don't have anything for mobile that can compare to Apple and Android and aren't saying much on the cloud thing. As for browsers. Well. They do have a lot of cash though. And people seem to like them for Office. I like OpenOffice, but I don't use that kind of software in any kind of powerful way.
Does anyone still use MSN? I would of thought Facebook and Gmail would have done that some damage. I can't see anyone going to the home page for some of the Microsoft Entertainment channel.
My university uses Microsoft Live for all their email. It's a pain in the butt to configure and you have to be using ie in order for some functionality, like forwarding emails, to be available.
@lando It's amazing how many places are tied to Microsoft products. You see offices with grands and grands worth of hardware and site licenses, but everything runs like crap. They can't even get a decent set up out of Windows XP, which wasn't actually that bad an OS.
Both Windows OS and Mac OS are the example of GUI ( Graphical User Interface ) OS . It enables user to to interface with Operating system with the help of high Graphics and Multimedia support due to which it is very easy for user to interface . There are other OS which may not be GUI which is more difficult and user have to interface with the help of different difficult comand and text.
Keep in mind that just because the OS itself isn't built with a GUI does not mean that a GUI cannot be run on top of the kernel to provide a Graphical User Interface. Linux and other embedded OS systems have user interfaces that are supported outside the kernel rather than being built into the kernel itself.
Windows and Mac OS are 'graphical' operating systems, but that's not the answer to the question. The answer is that they are both examples of Desktop Operating Systems. The fact that they are graphical is not the point. As lando pointed out, there's not really any such thing as a graphical OS. The term could, at a push, be used to describe operating systems that are designed to be used with graphics as opposed to those that make it optional. My mobile phone has a graphical OS, my XBOX 360 has a graphical OS, my daughters VTech, toy laptop has a graphical OS, SatNavs, personal organisers, hand-held games consoles, metal detectors, television set-top boxs, DVD players, MP3 players, ebook readers and scientific calculators all have a graphical OS. Windows and Mac OS are well known examples of desktop operating systems. They are not good examples of 'operating systems with graphics'. If that was the answer to the question, the questioner, I would have thought, would have used two examples of graphical operating systems that are not simultaneously the two most obvious examples of desktop operating systems.
They are both considered GUI (graphic user interface) meaning instead of operating the OS from the command line by entering commands and codes, you get a visual desktop environment that have pictures images where you simply point and click on icons that allow you to operate the OS.