linux vs windows vs mac,who is the best?

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by mariogamer, Aug 18, 2015.

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linux or windows or mac?

  1. windows

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  2. mac

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  3. linux

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    48.7%
  1. mariogamer
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    mariogamer GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    hello everyone!!!

    this day I want to ask what is the better OS.please document you if you wana vote!I will do a tutorial on how to install a OS in any system.
     


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    D) None of the above.

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    There is no "best OS". They're all suited to different purposes and have various pros and cons in multiple areas, there's no objective best OS period.
     
  3. FAST6191

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    This thread is bound to generate some useful discussion, it always does.

    Anyway best at what? Horses for courses. For desktops -- Windows if you need various programs that only work on Windows (which is a lot), Linux if you can deal with the actually quite nice open source software world and as an added bonus do not wish to worry about viruses as much, Mac if you have a need to display a lot of wealth and still have a Linux like limit on the software you can run.
     
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    Every OS sucks, you just have the find the one that sucks the least for what you want to do.

    That being said, I dual boot Xubuntu and Windows 10 (soon to roll back to 7). Xubuntu is my default. I can browse, listen to music, and do all I need for work, but if I want to play games (which is a hell of a lot of the time) I boot into Windows... and then leave it up until it either crashes, pisses me off, or... the power goes out?

    There is no best overall. One size doesn't fit all.
     
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    Depends on what you want. Windows is generally the jack of all trades, master of none. It's the best for gaming still, though more and more games are seeing Linux ports.
    Linux... that's not really an OS, more like the bases for an OS that anybody can build upon. So it depends on what distribution you go with and what you want from it. My current gaming PC is running Mint.
    As for Mac, I couldn't tell you. It doesn't seem particularly great at anything to me.
     
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    Very subjective.

    Main computer: Windows 10
    Other PCs: Linux distros (they're pretty old and weak)

    I just don't use Mac OS although I've tried in the past but never really liked it.
     
  7. mariogamer
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    I agree,but me,I think will install linux because it is safer than windows(I have 3 windows,and all buged)
     
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    Well... lol... depending on what distro you plan on using and your experience, linux can get bugged... QUITE bugged! Like locked out of your computer after an update bugged. Nothing that can't be fixed with a little know how (and a little google) but it's something you should prepare yourself for.

    You learn as you go along and it can be a major pain at times, but I'd say it's worth the journey.
     
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    Generally, OS X is considered "better" at multimedia/image editing than Windows is, or at least it has access to better/easier to use software compared to Windows or Linux. Of course, there are dozens of alternatives on Windows and Linux that are just as good as, say Garageband and the likes, but I guess people just prefer using what they know?
     
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    I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be a dick, but if you have troubles managing WIndows, you probably won't have better luck on any Linux distro. Even Ubuntu I'd be tentative of, and Ubuntu is supposed to be the most user friendly.
    Oh yeah. I thought at this point, that perceived advantage had died off.
     
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    Windows for gaming, Mac for everything else. Its a shame that the Mac OS gets so little gaming attention :gba:
     
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    Any OS is good. It's personal preference.
     
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    I really like Elementary OS but when you type fast and go turn on and off the caps lock it doesn't react instantly so it could appear as "TEch" than "Tech". It's an annoying thing about it that they haven't fixed it even on the latest version.
     
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    I thought that was mostly an old thing that used to be true, but isn't really anymore?
     
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    I'm not 100% sure myself, because I don't really do much video editing or anything, but that's usually what I hear from my artist friends/musicians, they all swear by OS X for whatever reason.
     
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    Maybe there's an API or something that makes it slightly better, but the main thing Apple touted as making it better for that is long gone. They used to use PPC architectures, which were arguably better than X86 for certain things at the time. Now, it mostly just comes down to personal preference. It's also possible some software is better supported on Mac, just because they have a deal with Apple or something.
     
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    I've recently built a dos machine and I love it. I think dos is the best os.
     
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    I think Windows 10 looks great, but since Linux been my main OS for 6 years, I will go with Linux.

    Windows 10 added many cool features like Multiple Desktops and Cortana. But the main thing that I think it's still missing is a package application with support for repositories à la Linux. I was impressed back in 2007 when I first saw this concept and it still impress me that Microsoft didn't copy that. (Their current app store is NOT the same thing)

    Windows is also in urgent need of a new filesystem, NTFS was created in 1993. It was obsolete by the time they released the Windows XP. Nowadays we have filesystems that have no problems with fragmentation and are just faster than NTFS.

    DOS is great but a Linux Terminal is superior in every way. :lol: Erm, except for the games... DOS wins when it comes to games :cry:
     
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    I have used more OS's than your common man and I can safely say, there is no one perfect OS. I have been using Linux/BSD/Open-source OS, for over 10 years now and haven't used Windows since starting down that road. Does it make Windows bad? No, it just means I don't use Windows. I prefer using Unix-Like operating systems.
    Currently I have been using Chakra OS for the past 4 months as my main.
    An interesting not, OSX is not only a UNIX system, it's partly based on BSD or it used to be based on BSD.
    :wub:
     
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    I, of course, run Ganoo/Loonix exclusively.

    I've tried Plan9 (9front) before as well.