• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2013, Volume: 6, Issue: 6, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

Study on Features, Statistics, and Security Measures of Portable Operating System


With the increase in memory space and the need for smarter and portable computing devices, the risk for information security also increases. Comparing this with open source and portable software the life is made even easier and other extent the threat has also evenly increased. This paper briefly explains the different kinds of portable operating system available, their performance, memory usage, and applications they support and finally risk involved in using such operating system. It also portrays the comparison between some of USB operating system and explains the field where it can be applied. The threats governing the portable operating system is brought in to discussion and the security measures required to prevent the threat is also discussed.
 Keywords: POS-Portable Operating System, OS-Operating System, USB-Universal Serial Bus, DOS-Disk Operating System, BASIC-Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, POSIX-Portable Operating System Interface, BSD-Berkeley Software Distribution


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