Chapter 6 Operating Systems

The following CompTIA A+ Exam 220-1002 topics are covered in this chapter:

  • 1.1 Compare and contrast common operating system types and their purposes.
    • 32-bit vs. 64-bit
      • RAM limitations
      • Software compatibility
    • Workstation operating systems
      • Microsoft Windows
      • Apple Macintosh OS
      • Linux
    • Cell phone/tablet operating systems
      • Microsoft Windows
      • Android
      • iOS
      • Chrome OS
    • Vendor-specific limitations
      • End-of-life
      • Update limitations
    • Compatibility concerns between operating systems
  • 1.2 Compare and contrast features of Microsoft Windows versions.
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 10
    • Corporate vs. personal needs
      • Domain access
      • Bitlocker
      • Media center
      • Branchcache
      • EFS
    • Desktop styles/user interface
  • 1.3 Summarize general ...

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