Choosing a Computer Operating System

Which is the best OS?

By RRAK from Kerala

January 5, 20110 found this helpful

Lots of different opinions for this. If you have basically used Windows in the past acquire Vista or Windows 7 if you want Microsoft Support. If you don't care about Microsoft Support then XP would be a good choice. If you aren't really hooked to Microsoft Windows as an OS then consider Linux. It is the next best supported software. You can usually find a Linux version of about 80% of the Windows programs floating around. Or at least a software similar.

Now if you are talking Macintosh I can't help you out at all other than to recommend posting on a Macintosh Forum somewhere and asking alot of question.

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January 11, 20110 found this helpful

My computer came preloaded with Windows XP, which works well with the adaptive program on which I depend. But then, I've been hooked on the Windows OS since version 3.1 (is that dating myself? lol!) My daughter and son-in-law, however, are staunch Mac users. They like the Mac OS's simplicity. If you're concerned about viruses, I'd also recommend Mac. My daughter says they're less prone - not immune, though. Fewer hackers seem able to write effective Mac-based viruses for some reason. Hope I've helped rather than confusing you.

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