An investigation on the deployments of major computer system operating systems in a developing economy

  • FK Opara
  • JN Dike

Abstract

This 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

Author Biographies

FK Opara
Department of Electrical Electronics Engineering, Federal university of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
JN Dike
Department of Electrical Electronics Engineering, Federal university of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
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