All the talk about computers can sometimes be confusing. What kind of software should you choose, is this hardware what you need, etc. And then there’s talk about open source software and all the benefits that come with that. It can all be very confusing. Here, you’ll find a discussion about operating systems. You can discover which operating system is right for you and your needs.
Windows Operating System
You’ll want to choose a Windows operating system if you are most comfortable using a PC. Many businesses and people who do a lot of word processing prefer a Windows operating system. Some people believe that a Windows-based machine is vulnerable to viruses. While precautions must be taken to protect your computer (this is true with any operating system), recent versions of Windows, like Windows 7, have increased security measures, like control over software installation, two-way firewall, ability to block malicious software and email security.
Mac Operating System
Apple computers run on a Mac operating system. Many Apple computers come with Mac OS X. This is a system based on Unix. Many people prefer a Mac operating system for graphic design and websites. Some even consider a Mac operating system to be easier to use than Windows and believe the learning curve is shorter. Macs are safer from online threats than a Windows machine, but that’s because the Mac operating system is less of a target for virus writers. Many Mac operating systems let you add on cool widgets and applications.
Linux Operating System
Linux is an operating system that you’ll hear less about than Windows or Mac. Linux is a free operating system based on open source code. A Linux machine is great for professional technology gurus and those who are not intimidated by technology. You can download software online for Linux free, but the standard Linux machine comes with an office suite, photo editor, browser, disc burning software, and chat.