South Birmingham College

Computer System
Manual or User Guide

R. H. Shumon 29 December 2010

User Interface:
MAC OS X Snow Leopard: In MAC OS X Snow Leopa d, inte face fo use is ve y suitable Use can launch p og am f om a dock unde neath the desktop, can manage the display setting This ve sion of MAC gives mo e p io ity on pe fo mance of ha dwa e athe than the inte face So, it is almost same as its p evious ve sion Windows 7: This ve sion of Windows has made many imp ovements in use inte face Use can pin any p og amme they use f equently on sta t ba , can p eview one pa ticula window In Windows 7, use can easily launch any p og am and wo k in a good envi onment
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Launching programs:
MAC OS X Snow Leopard: Snow Leopa d has, like all the othe MAC OS X, a Dock F om Dock use can launch any p og am in Snow Leopa d This dock allow use to get a p eview of the content of the pa ticula folde without opening and have a p e view of any unning p og am Use can close any application f om dock o using the close button Windows 7: On the othe hand, Windows 7 have taskba whe e use can pin an application and
launch it when eve needed This taskba also give a full thumbnail view of an application and when sc oll th ow this thumbnail it gives use a p eview of the content The pinned application keep eco d of the opened file o most visited links The taskba shows each of the tabs of an application in sepa ate thumbnail

File management:
Files can be a anged in dates, name, and amount of data in it etc File can be moved f om one folde o d ive to othe ve y quickly and easily Snow leopa d is ve y efficient in o ganizing and finding any application o file

Windows 7: To sea ch a file in windows 7, it has almost same featu e as Snow leopa d In windows 7, Lib a ies is a way to view all the content of seve al folde s in one place This featu e is also available in Snow leopa d A anging file in Windows 7 is same as Snow leopa d
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Security features:
MAC OS X Snow Leopard: Snow Leopa d is w itten in UNIX, which
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has been built and pe fected by many develope s a ound the Globe As few people use this system the e is a ve y low isk of getting affected by a vi us Snow leopa d has an application called Time Machine, which keep a back of the enti e ha d disc time to time and can be esto ed ve y easily Snow leopa d also has a fi e wall which keeps it p otected when connected to the netwo k

Windows 7: Windows 7 is built by Mic osoft and it is widely used in all ove the Wo ld, which is
why people tend to c eate mo e vi uses o malwa e fo ve sion of windows but windows come with its own anti-vi us, anti-spywa e, and anti-phishing etc softwa e name Windows Defende Windows have its built in fi ewall to p otect use connected to netwo k Windows Inte net Explo e come built in with anti-phishing softwa e and spywa e

Associated utilities:
MAC OS X Snow Leopard: Snow Leopa d has Activity monito , Ai Po t Utility, AppleSc ipt edito ,
Audio MIDI Setup, Bluetooth File Exchange, Colo Sync Utility, Console, DigitalColo Mete , Disk Utility, G ab, G aphe , Java P efe ences and Web Sta t , Keychain Access, Mig ation Assistant, Netwo k Utility, Podcast Captu e , AID Utility, emote Install Mac OS X, System P ofile , Te minal, VoiceOve Utility and X11 These utilities can maintain and do most of the wo k in MAC OS X Snow Leopa d

Windows 7: Windows 7 have all the featu e of p evious windows in addition to backup and esto e,
Windows XP mode, Appea ance and pe sonalization, Family safety, netwo k maintaining utilities, system and secu ity These utilities can be use to enhance the pe fo mance of Windows 7 acco d ing to use p efe ence

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Microsoft Wor s 9: Mic osoft wo ks suit has a wo d p ocesso , a s p eadsheet and a database
management system It is like office suit but it has less powe compa ing to office suit and that is because it is mainly use in mini laptop and nowadays in Sma tphone It has the same functionality of office suite Its weakness is it cannot be used widely in business like office suit but only in small business The database management in Wo ks is non- e lational (flat file), which equi es a complex t ansfo mation using fo mulas and only use by novice use who have does not have mu ch knowledge about Access database management system

wo d W ite can expo t file in TML, XML and seve al ve sion of Mic osoft wo d files It can also connect to e-mail client Open office also have Calc, Imp ess, D aw, Base and Math Calc is sp eadsheet and has almost eve ything Mic osoft Excel has Calc can open and edit file f om Mic osoft Excel and save them in Excel fo mat Imp ess is p esentations which got eve y option of Mic osoft Powe Point and save the file in Powe Point fo mat and also in othe fo mat and SWF (Mac omedia Flash) Base is a simple database which p ovides option fo editing a database Base can use dBASE, Mic osoft Access, MySQL, o O acle, o any ODBC, o JDBC compliant database Ultimately Open Office has fewe disadvantages but when it comes to suppo t, it does not have any like Mic osoft Office Mic osoft Office will give update o fix fo any e o encounte by use immediately but fo open office it might take many days befo e the e is a fix o update

Standard Clerical Procedures: It is essential to follow the safety p ocedu es while using
compute s to p event any data f om being lost, stolen o even modified Companies should implement elect onic data safety p ocedu es to safegua d the elect onic data Such p ocedu e include p ope log off, use of spam detecto , use of phishing softwa e, use passwo d p otection and enc yption fo saving data, and also make backup of the data to make su e that it could be ecove ed if lost

Write Protection: W ite p otection is use fo a file to p otect it f om getting
e ase o modified by any unautho ised use If a file is w ite p otected it can be only ead by any use but will unable to edit it Some Ope ating System have w ite p otection option to make the data ead-only W ite p otection can be applied on CDs, DVDs and some flash d ives also have this option

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Passwords: Access levels: Bac up & Recovery: Antivirus software: Firewalls: Disaster recovery plans:
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