At this point in time, we all are so well used to use and operate a computer. We can proudly claim to know how a computer is working and how we can navigate our way through it, but if we ask about how well we are doing at managing and optimizing our computers? Most of us leave this answer to the occasional or regularly running an anti-virus malware program or worse not at all, “We believe in Microsoft or Apple”. That is it.
This article will teach you to maintain your operational system properly.
The difference between optimisation and maintenance
Running a computer requires more than just navigating our way through and knowing how to operate it. Each of these modern operating systems we use requires some occasional check-ups in order to function properly just like we take our vehicle or ourselves to the workshop or doctor. You do not need to know all of these if you are ready to spend good amount money and leave it to the staff of a computer shop, if not, read on and lets find out the necessary operation we can run from our home to keep our system good, up and running happily!
Very first thing let’s get these two terms clear, maintenance is some sort of task or operation you will be running from time to time and optimisation is something that is some adjustment you made to your system to run the system a way more efficiently than before.
Remember one thing that this is not it, even if you have a super high geared system running under full optimisation and you do maintain your system all so well, you will run into various of problems. But the catch is if you are not tech person and you do not have time for this, it is better to seek for professional help at that point and if you are a geeky or simply a tech person, carry on and let’s know one thing that all of these operating system developers left us some great tools we can use to find out the cause of any problems.
Tools for maintaining your operating system
When it comes down to maintaining operating systems, know that Windows operating system provides much more tools than Linux, UNIX or macOS. One of the core things to remember that all of these operating systems require some sort of patching, registries and temporary files should be cleaned often, all the mass storage device we have such hard drives, need proper organization and in good health etc.
So, let’s talk about Patch management. Every operating system when it first comes out, it is not fully bug-free, to say some hiccups and errors may come with it which is virtually impossible to know unless it is out on the market. So, when the operating system is out and used by many, the feedback that is gathered is heard and all the developers who are working on this operating system, are constantly working on it to make it bug-free and implementing new features that would optimise and fire up the operating system than before and things like that. One of the potential risk is that there are a lot of hackers or ill-intent people who can utilise the weaknesses in the system and exploit it to satisfy their malignant intentions.
To save us from such a hassle, operating system developers release software updates which is otherwise know as patch management or patches.