What other operating systems are there?

  thetrickster 11:31 20 Mar 2008
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hi guys. i have heard of linux. what other operating systems can you use. can these be used along side vista. what are the benefit's of other OS??

thx

Richard

  jack 11:42 20 Mar 2008

If it is a PC you have and you only curious
Then it has to be Windows or Linux.
There are others for specialist applications
There are 'Micro Computers'[Of which the PC is one others being Mac,Sun, Digital,RISC based machines such as Archimedes in current use and even, now defunct ones as Atari St. Atari TT Amiga to name but a few each having O/S's unique to themselves]

Look here
click here

  jack 11:42 20 Mar 2008

If it is a PC you have and you only curious
Then it has to be Windows or Linux.
There are others for specialist applications
There are 'Micro Computers'[Of which the PC is one others being Mac,Sun, Digital,RISC based machines such as Archimedes in current use and even, now defunct ones as Atari St. Atari TT Amiga to name but a few each having O/S's unique to themselves]

Look here
click here

  keef66 12:06 20 Mar 2008

realistically speaking your choices are Windows, Mac, or Linux.

Windows is the most widely used and has the most software designed to work with it.

Mac OS appears to be favoured by those working in photography, graphics, media and design fields.
Macs are more expensive than their PC/Windows counterparts.

Linux is available in a range of flavours known as distributions (distros for short). Many versions are free, which is a major attraction, and come bundled with software for office work, email, browsing etc.

  woodchip 15:10 20 Mar 2008

Try Linux as a Live CD, so you can see if you like it without messing your Hard Drive up. As it runs from the CD you create a ISO with the download onto a CD then boot with the CD for it to load

click here

  €dstowe 15:16 20 Mar 2008

Excellent link, many thanks!

  woodchip 15:19 20 Mar 2008

If it's Linux Live check that you download the right one as there are other Live CD's for other things there

  €dstowe 15:44 20 Mar 2008

Yes, I was looking at the other things as well.

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