Cisco IOS

Cisco Internetwork Operating System

The Cisco IOS is a command line based operating system configuring Cisco networking hardware. It has a hiearchal command structure that is very simmilar to the Linux shell or a Windows command line. At any location in the command structure a user can type the questionmark (?) to see all the available commands from that context.

Cisco Router IOS being accesssed using PuTTY
Golden Rules Cisco IOS
Is consistent 5
Caters to universal usability 1
Offers informative feedback 2
Provides dialogs that yield closure 4
Prevents errors 2
Permits easy reversal of actions 2
Offers support for internal locus of control 5
Reduces short-term memory load 1
Total Score 22
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