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koli
koli • Jul 7, 2008

Best operating system?

What is your opinion about the best operating system for desktop/laptops ?

Basis of your opinion should be on following parameters

Reliability
Scalability
Ease to use
Easy to administer
Security
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 7, 2008
Don't you think each operating system is specifically designed for some special purpose. For example, Windows focuses on home user with average computer skills. Wherein, a network administrator would die for Linux based OS.

Those who want 'fancy' stuff (IMHO) go with the Mac.

I can even predict the outcome of this poll - max. people are going to vote for Red Hat. However, from a regular, home user's point of view - I vote for Windows Vista (Now, how many enemies do I have? 😁 )
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Jul 7, 2008
Indeed, it does depend on the purpose. Heck, even the Solaris OS is worth a look.

I'd love to see people's opinions, even though I predict some sort of linux distro will be common.
MaRo
MaRo • Jul 7, 2008
The_Big_K
I vote for Windows Vista (Now, how many enemies do I have? 😁 )
enemies++; 😀

It's really depends on your needs, everyone has special features for variety of uses, like for me personally (I'm not a PC gamer):

- Ubuntu : less virii, stability, free, WINE reduces my visits to Windows.

- Windows XP : Sony Vegas, Adobe After Effects.

- Windows Vista : CD/DVD drive usage some cool features 😁 (like deleting files from a CD-R)

- Mac OS : feel home! You don't find everything in your home but it's comfortable anyway 😀 vote.
gohm
gohm • Jul 8, 2008
I use XP sadly, however I vote for linux and mac. Vista is horrible and I don't like any microsoft products.
KINETIC_JOULES
KINETIC_JOULES • Jul 8, 2008
I use XP, but I do a lot of graphic design, so when it comes down to that, I use my iMac! That's originally what they were generally made for. My dad is self employed, and he does graphic designing with his iMac (we have two older models with OS X installed). He creates adds for the local news paper, and he makes decent money.
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Jul 8, 2008
I am using the Hardy Edition of Linux i.e. Ubuntu 8.04. It is a nice OS, better than the XP, only problem some of the softwares I am used to on XP don't work.
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Jul 9, 2008
Windows 2000 + XP are quite robust Microsoft OS's compared to Win 98 and Vista. Scheduled updates, virus scans and defragmenting, are enough to keep it running well. This is quite enough for a variety of uses, from beginner to advanced.

At the moment, most Linux distro's are suited towards advanced users. They are still not 'problem free' out of the box, but the community support make its up for that. Customization is also a big factor for migrating to Linux.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 9, 2008
[Just an observation]

No votes for Red Hat? Oh come on guys, you don't want to prove me wrong 😉
kedarjk
kedarjk • Jul 9, 2008
I think XP rocks in all manners... 😁
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Jul 9, 2008
The_Big_K
[Just an observation]

No votes for Red Hat? Oh come on guys, you don't want to prove me wrong 😉
Biggie, why are you specifying Red Hat? 😛 Do you mean the commercial version?

There are so many Linux distros out there. I believe the three major free distro's that have large sponsors is Fedora (Red Hat), Ubuntu (Canonical) and openSUSE (Novell).
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 9, 2008
ash
Biggie, why are you specifying Red Hat? 😛 Do you mean the commercial version?

There are so many Linux distros out there. I believe the three major free distro's that have large sponsors is Fedora (Red Hat), Ubuntu (Canonical) and openSUSE (Novell).
Ideally, Ubuntu should be there. But we don't have that option. I wonder still don't have any vote for it.

I like Ubuntu a lot. Its very good. Especially with that beryl thing { Beryl-project.org } which CEan Xero introduced me to, uBuntu totally rocks!
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Jul 9, 2008
Lol, Beryl is a chocolate company in Malaysia 😛 Argh, I'm craving for it so much 😔

Thats pretty cool stuff. openSUSE has some of those windows switching effects by default too. My fav is the cube rotation one 😛
devesh
devesh • Jul 15, 2008
Well, XP is the best operating system as it is compatible with most of the software applications.If you are using Internet(wired or wireless),then i think XP gives the flexibilty and is easy to connect.
For Home users XP is much much easier to underdstand and usable.
I can also give a concern to MAC as the wireless compatibilty is THE BEST in MAC.you will not encounter any problem with your wireless connections.
The_Big_K
Ideally, Ubuntu should be there. But we don't have that option. I wonder still don't have any vote for it.

I like Ubuntu a lot. Its very good. Especially with that beryl thing { Beryl-project.org } which CEan Xero introduced me to, uBuntu totally rocks!
Here I am for RH..

Enemies++; :smile: (Vista)

Nothing cooler then Linux for me, where I can look into every file of my kernel.

Mayur Pathak
Mayur Pathak • Jul 16, 2008
I would go with Windows 2000 professional. I have used XP and vista too... but didn't find it impressive. Not tried ubuntu though.
Prasad Ajinkya
Prasad Ajinkya • Jul 16, 2008
Ubuntu, straight up. Combine it with Wine and Crossover ... no need for XP 😀

If I have to pick a windows edition, its WinXP.

PS - The other has my vote.
hey m using Plan 9,its super cool,Mac OS is good too,and Windows 98,XP has been I have lived into...I can switch to MS DOS anytime
gane
gane • Jul 25, 2008
i think for security purposes we can go with Red hat.. and it is opensource tooo ....... but for the PC(home) windows products are gently suitable and reliable ........
i think you all agree with this...
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 25, 2008
The_Big_K
I can even predict the outcome of this poll - max. people are going to vote for Red Hat. However, from a regular, home user's point of view - I vote for Windows Vista (Now, how many enemies do I have? 😁 )
Why do my predictions always go wrong 😕 !

We've only 1 vote for RedHat and 6 votes for WinXP! 😲

Ubuntu should be an option!
I am downloading Fedora 9 now. Going to install in on a spare laptop!

I hope I have a seamless set up compared to openSUSE 😛
well its one more flavour of LINUX and viruses in linux is increasing day by day
night crawler
night crawler • Jul 26, 2008
well xp is the best among ms os , havent tried any linux though. vista is a loser.
buddy,vista is one of the highly protected OS available today
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 26, 2008
I've been using Vista for over 1.5 years and its doing a good job on my lappy. I haven't had any virus attacks so far.
Itanium
Itanium • Aug 2, 2008
love Linux (particularly) RedHat !
bayazidahmed
bayazidahmed • Aug 12, 2008
In my reading,

Reliability: Mac/Linux, Vista, XP (All are pretty close)
Scalability: XP (All the others lag far behind)
Ease to use: Vista, XP, Mac, Linux
Easy to administer: Windows XP, Vista/Mac, Linux (Huge difference between them)
Security: Vista/Mac/Linux, XP

Overall for an average user: Vista
Rakesh Nayak
Rakesh Nayak • Oct 5, 2008
XP is the best operating system why?
1.Any operating system you need speed first.No one can have
better speed then xp.
2.versitility-you need to have an os which can run most of the softwares.XP
beats others in this aspect.
YourTechMate
YourTechMate • Oct 20, 2008
Windows XP rocks. The stability, the ease of operation, the looks, the performance, the COMPATIBILITY (vista fails to perform here), The speed to boot up and shut down, speed to read a CD(Vista fails to perform here too) ...this can only be found at Windows XP..no where else.
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Oct 21, 2008
What you say about windows ME?
krishniha
krishniha • Oct 22, 2008
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