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Best Operating System? Answered

What is the best operating system? I have come to the conclusion that most, if not all Windows based operating systems (including Windows 98, 2000, XP, and definitely Vista) suck. Which one is the best, fastest, or safest?

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Arbitror

10 years ago

It really matters what you are using the OS for. Macs are best for artwork, videos, anything visual. Windows is best for programming or hacking. But Vista just sucks. Windows 98 is the fastest to boot, and Windows XP is the best overall. Windows XP Media Center Edition, I find is the best, because it doesn't have the "toy" look like the other XPs, and it is real fast. I also like Windows because it is one of the easiest OSs to mod(ify).

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whatsisfaceArbitror

Reply 10 years ago

Linux can be cusomised so much more than doze can.

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gonturanArbitror

Reply 10 years ago

This PC I'm using now is running XP Pro.

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ll.13

10 years ago

You have to find out the best for yourself. For me, it's Windows XP, it runs programs that I need (Photoshop &c.) and as my computer is a little older it doesn't take up too many system resources.

I recommend you either get a spare computer with decent spec. or another hard drive (temporarily replace the one in your computer) and try the different operating systems out.
Windows 7, Hackintosh, Ubuntu/Mandriva/Fedora

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gmjhowe

10 years ago

I see why you came to that conclusion. Truth is, you need to find what suits you best. I actually use all three OS's, im 90% mac, 8% windows 2% other, in terms of time and usage.

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gonturangmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

How would you go about running more than one OS on a computer? (Not neccesarily simultaneously though.)

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gmjhowegonturan

Reply 10 years ago

Well, i have a dual boot on an iMac, with a windows xp parition. but the magic comes with Vmware fusion, which allows me to start up that separate partition as a virtual machine. At work, we have a proofing rip system(runs two colour accurate printers), which run ons a dedicated windows machine. The 2% other refers to those times when i might need to use linux, or other systems, it also accounts for all the times when i might have used a linux based server, if only as a client. I couldn't do my job if i did not have all three OS's. I think its just upto people to find what feels right for them. Everyone has to find there OS's percentage mix.

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Lithium Rain

10 years ago

Different OSs are good for different things.

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lemonie

10 years ago

For actually getting a job done quickly and safely - it does depend upon what you want to do. NASA used something minimal on the Apollo missions, that had to be great for what it was designed for?

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