Mac  Linux,buy linux,buy windows xp,ichat for windows,linux,linux download,linux from scratch,linux operating system,linux operating system free,linux operating system free download,linux ppc,linux server,mac  linux,mac address linux,osx 10.6,osx 10.7,red hat linux,unix,win xp,windos xp,windows xp home,windows xp home edition,windows xp operating system,windows xp professional,xcode for windows,xp pro  The three most common operating systems are Windows, Mac OS and Linux. Windows works on computers with Intel and AMD processors (the most common), Mac OS does only on Apple computers and Linux runs on both platforms, but is better prepared for the first. When choosing the operating system must take into account the type of computer you have or to be acquired, and the wrong choice will prevent install the desired operating system.

Windows, the ‘relative utility

Microsoft is the giant that produces and markets Windows, the operating system that uses 90% of personal computers in the world (the latest version is Windows 8). Its price is around 120 Euros and is often included in the price of the computer itself (which is around 1,200 Euros).

Windows is the facto standard that covers the vast majority of needs of the average user. Whether to write documents, surf the Internet, listen to music, watch movies, touch up digital photos or enjoy the latest games, Windows is easy to use and configure, no need to have advanced computer skills. Furthermore, almost all of the programs that are marketed have a Windows version. However, Windows has a reputation for being unstable, because locks and crashes are frequent (especially in versions prior to XP). Your safety also leaves much to be desired, as there are many viruses that exploit system failures to infect your PC.

Mac OS, the ‘sport design

Mac OS is considered by many experts the operating system easier to use, more innovative and aesthetically pleasing. Its latest version, Mac OS X, is radically different from the previous. With it has become more stable, secure and free of viruses. The number of programs available for this platform (especially games) still not as high as That of Microsoft, but meets the needs of any home user or professional media. It is in retouching, production and editing music, photos and videos where this system has its strong point. Apple Macintosh is sold at a price of about 150 Euros (for payment and owner). But their biggest cost is the license itself, but only works on computers that manufactured by the same company. And these computers (in a very careful design and quality) are not cheap: Although there are models below 1,000 Euros, it is usual that cost more than 2,000 Euros.

Linux, a ‘rugged terrain

It is the system of choice for many professionals in the computer and Internet. As if it were a 4×4, offer power, stability, security against viruses and used to perform any work.

Instead, like an SUV, it Suffers from Lack of comfort is not as easy to use as the other two, and technical skills are required to perform some tasks. Still, the latest versions are much friendly, so it has begun to catch on among some home users and office (computer use in office environments).

The collection of programs available in some areas (such as games or multimedia applications) is still scarce or of poor quality, but improves daily. When installing new peripherals, the process is also complicated: while in Windows and Mac OS is almost automatic in Linux usually required some manual configuration.

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