Which OS (Operating Systeym) do you think is best
Darius_The_Sage: Hi, I am asking this because I need to collate data about other People's opinions for a certificate course that I am doing in IT. So which OS do you think is the best and why?
Thanks For your help
PralineQueen: Out of the ones I've used I definitely prefer Mac OS X. I've had my computer for 2 years now and haven't really had any problems with it. I love it. On the other hand, I've had problems with and hated every Windows computer I've ever used. I don't want to ever have to use one again.
socialdistortion: Ubuntu for me. It's my primary OS.
PS Linux is not an operating system, it is a kernel upon which many operating systems are based.
weeseng: it is difficult to say,according to individual usage. Microsoft is the best to most people so far.
Lostconfession: I would say Mac OS x lion. Im not a MAC user but i have dual booted my compaq laptop with win7 and snowleapard. I upgraded my hacintosh to lion and love how quick it can load, how direct the implocation can be to the kernal. I do like my win7 O.S. and i would love to try redhat and triple boot.
oldskoolPunk: All an OS really does is open your programs and manage your disk space. Coming from the old days, it seems only slightly less than amazing to me the success these companies have had in writing a program that, in essence, opens a file by double clicking on a little picture rather than having to type the actual name of the file. (exe "program_name". So really, when choosing an OS, is like choosing a pair of sunglasses. But here is my 2 cents if anyone has read this far.
Mac's OSX is still purely proprietary, meaning every little button and screen is gonna come out of your wallet. So unless you jaibreak it, your gonna have to pay for the same old code thats been around for years. But, it is pretty and flashy, and most general computer users like this, myself included. So if your mainly just a user with the money to spend, this is a good choice. Just remember that all your software will be Mac-only, meaning most shelf-software wont work for you.
Linux, while it seemed promising 10 years ago, we all now realize that it will always be in an unending development phase, a work-in-progress, which means it will always be broken. It is best suited for hard-core devs or teens with more time than money, because I feel you spend as much or more of your time getting stuff to even work than actually using it.
Sadly, windows is still the best alternative for users and developers alike. Still most all software is written for Windows based systems. I am the first person to criticize anything Microsoft so this is hard for me to say, but I have run Win7 for a couple years now and I have to say its "ok".
Recently there is a new outbreak in truly cross-platform OS's,(by truly cross-platform I mean pc's, tablets, phones, ect) Google being the ones kicking it off but now we have GlideOS, eyeOS, BolinOS, shew!, based primarily on the speed of your internet connection rather than your computer. But sadly, stuff like "cloud computing" are still just marketing terms and are a long way from what they claim. But man does he future look exciting!
Edy: You should define "best for..." first. Each OS out there is best in some specific field, so according to each case's specific needs an OS would fit better than others.
oldskoolPunk: good point Edy. But since the OS's only job is to let you double click on your programs that are represented by cool little pictures, then it really doesnt matter. In the end we really dont need an os at all, we are just living inside a marketing strategy.
oldskoolPunk: Vista was probably the worst version of microsoft's operating system since windows 98 lol
LiptonCambell: I like Vista, because it really was the last one to have DOS support....so many games have since been abandoned because of that....