I live at a place where people know that Windows is the everything in the computer operating system world. Few people use Linux distros though, but Macs are very very rare things here. In the world, most of personal computers use Windows, while Mac  computers and Linux based OSs have their little shares too.

Personally, I prefer Microsoft Windows based PCs for the most. For it being easy to use and it supports largest number of softwares and hardwares. Most of people in the world use Windows, so help and support is fantastic always. With windows you have softwares which do stuffs what you can only dream with Mac or Linux. And gaming… gaming means Windows. But also, since windows are most popular, so there is risk of malwares a lot as well. But do not worry, there are numbers of anti-virus programs available for Windows. Windows based PC is the best choice. With Windows you have right to choose what you need.

Apple Mac, is good for people who just want to stick with their works, without doing anything extra (or people who don’t have to do much with the computer).  Mcs are usually more expensive and you don’t have options to choose with Macs. Macs were once known for their good look, but now most of people would find Windows Vista/ Windows 7 looking better than Mac OSX. Apple tries to show that Mac is stylish and zestful and Windows is dull,  while with no much games etc available for Mac and with a dull grey looks, Mac doesn’t seem to stand before shiny and dynamic Windows which suppors most of games and fun stuffs available. There are some malwares seen in Macs these days too. Mac is used by graphic designer, video/audio editors a lot. And you might have a try with it to do something different too, because you must be seeing Windows around you so much.

Linux isn’t an operating system itself. It is actually a technology and there are number of Operating Systems based on Linux. Biggest plus point with Linux Operating Systems is that they are mostly free and have so many free programs. Ubuntu is most famous Operating system of Linux type. And It’s absolutely free. it comes with inbuilt office suite (called Open Office, which is very similar to Microsoft Office) and a graphics/photo retouching suite (similar to Adobe Photoshop). You have a number of other free useful programs available to install for free on Ubuntu.  Ubuntu doesn’t look as shiny as Windows Vista/7… but it can. If you want some shininess in you computer like Vista/7 then try Kubuntu, a shiny version of Ubuntu and still free. (Ubuntu with KDE installed is best option, click here to know how to do this). And usually, Linux is virus free.

In nutshell, I can say, Windows is yet the best option for most of us. As an alternate, there’s Mac, but it really doesn’t stand as good as Windows based PCs. If you want all free and yet useful, have a try with Ubuntu.

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