What Is Your Prefered Operating System?

What Is Your Prefered Operating System?

  • DOS

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Linux

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • MacOS

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Unix

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Windows

    Votes: 3 75.0%

  • Total voters
    4
  • Poll closed .

2twenty2

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I have used both Linux, Windows and very limited use of MacOS, but I prefer Windows as for me it is much easier to use.
 

Johnny b

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Great idea for a discussion (y)

I'm split because of usage.
I prefer Puppy Linux for Internet connectivity. I prefer it to all the other Linux distributions I've tried.
I like the concept of a Live os booted from a usb flash drive.
With Puppy, on shut down, you get the option to save the session, meaning nothing gets saved, like malware, when you opt out.
I further use a flash drive with a write switch.
Other than updates, nothing in the future gets saved to this flash drive.
Downloads are saved to a different flash drive when mounted for that purpose.
So.....every time I boot up my computer, it's like a freshly installed system, confident that there is no malware.
Boot times are quick with usb3 and Puppy, so as an extra precaution when visiting a secure site, a quick re-boot initially brings a high level of security.

Is it 100% perfect.....no, but imo, better than MS Windows.
Malware can affect a session, but it isn't saved for the re-boot.

I currently use Win 7 Pro on a standalone computer as a filing cabinet. Business issues, taxes, photography, family stuff, hobbies.
Being offline, with no exposure to the malware of the Internet, it's been very stable.
My first venture onto the Internet was with Win 98se.
Linux was still in it's infancy and way above my abilities.
Apple computers seemed more like a fad.
So when I set up a standalone, I was already familiar with MS Windows, so went with it.
Today, I'm comfortable with it and it handles all my needs.
It's just more convenient to keep using it.

But...from what I know now, if I had to start out today with the same offline needs, I'd probably go with Mint.
 

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