Choosing an Operating System

By: andy tao

When you're thinking of buying a new computer system or upgrading your operating system you have to ensure you make the right choice. This is the most important factor of your computer as the operating system runs all of the other programs you have on your pc, so make sure it will be compatible with the software you want to use. You have four different operating systems to choose from which are Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and UNIX, they each have their advantages which will be described later on.

You need to think to yourself, "What do I need from my operating system?", if you need it to run a business then you would want a secure stable operating system that can handle important details and have minimal faults and errors. If you're buying one for your child then you would want it to be suitable for gaming and have the facilities to be able to do school/college work with ease. For completely new computer users you want it to be user friendly so you can operate and navigate with ease.

The most popular operating system in today's market is Windows, this is mainly due to the fact that most software is only compatible with certain operating systems and the majority of products are compatible with Microsoft Windows. This means that if you were to have Windows as your operating system then you have more choice when it comes to software and peripherals.

No matter what you need your computer for you always need to have the best security available to avoid any conflict or leak of data. This plays a major factor when deciding your operating system and version, Mac has been known as the most secure as it can keep hackers out whereas Windows is said to be easily targeted. You can always upgrade your security with the necessary updates to keep hackers out so don't just make your decision based on security.

Each operating system will have its advantages over the competition so you need to do thorough research in order to get the best, based on your needs. You can seek advice from the retailers who will be able to guide you in the right direction. Ask any friends and family in order to get reviews of how they found each operating system and you will be able to make an educated decision which is best for you.

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