Mobile, Linux, and OS X Operating Systems (Launch Chapter)
The operating system (OS) controls almost all functions on a computer. In this chapter, you learn about the components, functions, and terminology related to mobile operating systems, Linux, and OS X.
This chapter introduces you to mobile devices, the operating systems used on mobile devices, how to secure mobile devices, the uses of cloud-enabled services for mobile devices, and the way that mobile devices connect to networks, devices, and peripherals.
This chapter also covers Ubuntu Linux and Apple OS X operating systems and some of its main characteristics including, command line interface, command line-based tools, graphical user interfaces used and some GUI-based tools.
The basics of troubleshooting mobile operating systems, Linux and OS X are discussed with examples of simple solutions for common problems. The following concepts from this chapter are important to remember.