An investigation on the deployments of major computer system operating systems in a developing economy
AbstractThis paper investigated the capabilities and limitations of major operating systems with reference to issues of usability, stability, availability, portability, security, flexibility and cost effectiveness; with other attendant inherent and external considerations, like, no licensing, activation, robustness, high scalability and GUI adaptability. The resultant analysis revealed the choice of deploying compromise-operating systems, such as, Unix, Novel Netware and Linux, during the server end of building a large and complex networks for effective resources management, while, Windows XP is most suitable for implementing users and clients- end workstations, in developing economies, like in Nigeria.
Keywords: Operating system, windows XP, UNIX, Linux, Novell Netware, TSR program, software
International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 7(1): 58 - 69, 2011