Look before you leap – Linux or Windows

So, what do you mean by the term Operating System?
Is it Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 ? Or are you a newbie who has just heard the term LINUX & Ubuntu or Fedora? And are you confused about what to select or are you just one of those who think “Windows is a necessity”. Then I must say that you are wrong, because YES there are options but you need to wisely select your Operating System according to your needs.

Now the different operating systems used are –>

  • Microsoft Windows – The most popular of all operating systems because it has been supporting and has been supported by all type of applications that you will ever need since 1985.
  • Mac OS – The proprietary operating system of the Apple Macintosh and MacBook. So, if you want a Mac OS then buy a Macintosh or a MacBook.
  • Linux-Based – Based on the Linux kernel developed by Linus Trovalds, many organizations like Canonical, Red Hat and others have developed many distributions (or distros) which are hardly of any difference from each other.
  • BSD & Solaris – Meant only for developers.

Now there are basically three types of users –>

  1. Developers – Depending on what they work on, they choose their operating systems.
  2. Gamers – Well these guys actually don’t have any other option except MS Windows.
  3. Mac users – They never thought of anything else than the Mac OS.
  4. Home users – These kind of users mostly use their computers for media entertainment and web browsing, thus leaving them to a lot of available options.

Now as most home users just use their computers for listening to their favorite tracks while surfing the web or watching a movie, they actually don’t need to buy a MS Windows or any other paid operating systems while there are linux-based operating systems just for free because it’s open source.

A daily home user can go for a full Linux installation in place of buying a MS Windows, and its even more resource friendly than Windows, i.e. it uses less of your RAM and is compatible with even the previous generation processors while they are no less of a eye candy than Windows, as well as it is immune to windows’ viruses. Thus you can save a lot of your money while buying your hardware (if you are going to invest in new hardware) or salvage your old computer as well as while choosing your operating system because you can get the operating system as well as all applications you need just for free of cost.

Now just for making it easy for you to select the most suitable linux distro as a newbie, I should advice you to go for Ubuntu if you have atleast a moderate speed internet connection, and if you have a slow speed internet connection or no internet connection at all then go for Linux Mint or Sabayon.
Now where to get a linux distro? Download them simply by clicking on the following links –>

Well you can order for Ubuntu CDs and DVDs here, just pay the shipping cost or you can also follow magazines like Digit or Linux For You, they pack free linux distros every month.

So, Have a Happy Linux Experience as a Newbie!

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