What are Operating systems pro and cons???

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by SixSenseEagle, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. SixSenseEagle

    SixSenseEagle Newbie

    What are operating systems pro, and cons? because I really need to know. I want to install this Ubuntu on this http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-Black-...350-Processor-Windows-7-Home-Premium/17218904

    1.(Mac osx) Sidenote I don't know much about this.
    2.Windows 7,vista,Xp (Don't get me started...
    3.(Ubuntu) I heard this is really fast, and can catch no viruses :).

    Ps. I think Theres more operating systems, but im not sure yet. If some of yall know Feel free to add some info about other ones, so we can let people know!!! :).
     
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  2. weavile001

    weavile001 Spiritmaster

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    but cant play games at all
     
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  3. Lurker2

    Lurker2 Banned!

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    Why not dual boot Windows and Ubuntu?
     
  4. SixSenseEagle

    SixSenseEagle Newbie

    Idk I don't really wanna waste no harddrive space at all really even though i have a lot. im a saving type of person lol. I just wanna keep one operating system on my computer.
     
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  5. SixSenseEagle

    SixSenseEagle Newbie

    I just look on youtube, and found somebody playing a windows game on ubuntu?
     
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  6. Sop

    Sop groovy dude lmao

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    Well, there's heaps of other Linux distros, there's server OS' and there's also enterprise OS'.

    And there's are viruses for every one of those OS'. Are you trying to choose one to install or just making a pros and cons list? If you're choosing one to install, what are your needs in an OS? What do you use daily on a PC?
     
  7. Empu1

    Empu1 GBAtemp Regular

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    You can run Windows software on Linux using something like PlayOnLinux, but don't expect 100% compatibility.
     
  8. SixSenseEagle

    SixSenseEagle Newbie

    I use windows 7 also Im just tryna figure out the pros, and con to select which one Operating system is the best for me, because im getting tired of windows 7 well windows overall :(.
     
  9. Rockhoundhigh

    Rockhoundhigh Man with a mission

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    If you're considering Linux while I have minimal experience with it W.I.N.E. will solve most of your compatibility troubles.
     
  10. Sop

    Sop groovy dude lmao

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    I can recommend using OSX then, it seems you're worried about compatibility, OSX has the second best compatibility out of the OS' you listed.
     
  11. JoostinOnline

    JoostinOnline Certified Crash Test Dummy

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    Every operating system can get viruses. Windows is just infamous for them because people focus on whatever the majority of people use. Attack the most popular OS, hurt the most people.

    If you are familiar with the layout of Windows and aren't anxious to learn a new one, then I suggest you try PCLinuxOS.

    What's great about Linux distros is that you can burn live CD's and boot directly off them without touching your HDD.
     
  12. Twiffles

    Twiffles танковые победы

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    Your OS choice shouldn't really be chosen by an arbitrary list of someone's pros and cons. It should be more based on what you do, and what you want to do within the OS.
     
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    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Use a VM or LiveCD to try out Linux for yourself. I'd recommend a ready-to-run distro (Ubuntu, Mint, etc.), and remember that Linux is not Windows.
     
  14. Originality

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    Windows - everybody knows how to use it, widest range of apps, standard for most PCs.
    Linux, free, open, unrestricted OS, best for power users and specialists.
    OSX, shiny, intuitive, specialised.

    That's all the pros I can think of. I won't get started on the cons or I'll never finish.
     
  15. Zetta_x

    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    Pro: Security Penetration Machine
    Con: Don't know how to use it
     
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  16. no_chocobo

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    I was skeptical, but I'm totally sold on Windows 8 for gaming. The boot times are amazing! My pc boots in 8 seconds and shuts down in 5. Just a standard free anitvirus and some common sense goes a long way as far as viruses are concerned.

    The other bonus of Win8 for gaming is the "XboxLIVE on PC" games you can get.