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Best alternative OS to Windows? Any recommendations?

Discussion in 'Bing' started by coco275, Sep 15, 2009.

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    Hey guys, what product would you recommend as an alternative to Windows OS? and why?


    Thank you for any advice you provide :)
     
    coco275, Sep 15, 2009 IP
  2. instant87

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    Mac OSX and Linux (more specific, ubuntu) are the most popular operating systems. Mac is more user-friendly, linux is for advanced users. Windows is in the middle.
     
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  3. coco275

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    Thank you for your feedback.
     
    coco275, Sep 15, 2009 IP
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    For home users, Mac would be the next best choice. Otherwise, Linux is also good.
     
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    Ubuntu. However you need to emulate Dreamweaver or that Adobe products if you are using them.
     
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    Never use Linux but recommended Mac OSX, has part that better than windows
     
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    Yes Ubuntu is the best. It is user friendly. :)
     
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    Mac locks you in into using Apple's hardware. If you are not using Windows, then the next best thing would be a flavor of linux, beos perhaps.
     
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    Go for a Mac, if you're a designer/developer. It really is the best thing out for us, if you're a normal internet user, you could try Ubuntu 9. It supports debian packages so, it's getting really close to Windows now.
     
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    I switched from Win7 to ubuntu a few months ago, and I don't think I will ever switch back...
     
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    Try Mac OS X, the best alternative to windows OS's in my opinion.
     
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    Mac OS, as some hardware manufacturers don't even make drivers for Linux.
     
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    Its just as easy if not easier to find drivers for hardware for linux as it is for mac. Thats the beauty of opensource
     
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    It sure is, the problem lies with installing/compiling them.
     
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    I recommend Ubuntu. It is the best alternative to Windows and very user friendly
     
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    Honestly speaking there is no alternative unless you consider yourself technically inclined enough to score a 7 on 10.
    I've friends who bought Mac Book Pros, and now just boot into XP with bootcamp, and linux notebooks are sold solely by users who wish to save Vista costs, since they'd be installing XP at some point.
     
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    All depends on what type of power user you are.

    Wanna learn and save bucks -> Linux

    Wanna just switch to another OS -> MacOS
     
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    If you are looking for a free Windows alternative ,then go for Linux . The other one Mac OS is paid as well as it require additional hardware to run .
     
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    I am ubuntu as well. Hardware support is much better than I thought. I can run photoshop 7 (using wine). No more ms or apple, ever. yay
     
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    go for anything other than linux
     
    suganindia, Sep 16, 2009 IP