Does anyone use different operating system other than Linux and Windows?

United States
September 9, 2009 4:40am CST
I noticed there were many operating systems are free to use out there. If you really do you research, and you would find besides the famous two operating systems, Windows and Linux, there are others existed too. Honestly, I have used Windows for almost a decade, started from Windows 95 until now, Windows 7. I just getting tired of it, and I constantly have virus attack warning. Not long ago, my laptop was attacked by spyware virus, and I just make a sudden decision, switch it to Linux. It works extremely great with Linux operating system from my experience so far. I also want to experience other operating systems out there too. So, has anyone used other operating system other than Linux and Windows here?
6 responses
• United States
9 Sep 09
It sounds as if you've never heard of the Macintosh operating system. Except for techies who know just about every system there is, it's a lot more "famous" than Linux, and has a lot more users. I started with DOS (before Windows came along), and eventually switched to the Mac OS. I've never used a firewall or virus program, and have never had any viruses on my computer. I also practice safe computing, which is even more important for Windows computers since they're attacked so often.
• India
9 Sep 09
OMG... I too have forget that Mac... Thanks for reminding... Cheers
• United States
9 Sep 09
well, a friend of mine has a apple computer with the mac OS. I try to use it once, and it is pretty much similar to Linux if you use it long enough. I like it, but am I suppose to have it for free which I can use on every laptop or desktop I had right now?
• India
9 Sep 09
Hi clorissa123, I have used only windows from the time I know what is a computer. But I know something about Linux and Unix. Linux is much better and very secure compared to windows. In my office I have seen persons using UNIX operating system. But it is not a client operating system. It is widely used in servers and workstations. It is a client-server program system. I hope it is developed by the guys who developed C language. AT and T labs. But I don't have a hands on experience in Unix. Just you can try using VMware in your system, installing UNIX. Cheers... Have a nice day...
• United States
9 Sep 09
I have used windows long enough, and I recently upgraded to vista, and now it also come out Windows 7. But still, the virus attacking the windows operating system more than not. I just sicken tired of installing and trying to wipe the virus entirely. So, All of the sudden, I want to switch to Linux.
• India
10 Sep 09
Why don't you try a better anti-virus than to change your operating system? I really suggest you to install McAfee AV. It is better and I have no problems after trying this one. Before this, I used several AV but nothing worked out and I have to reformat it most of the time. But this one I really suggest you to install. Its good.... Cheers
• Philippines
9 Sep 09
I use MAC OS. Definitely better than windows, i think. No antivirus and firewall needed. It has some similarities with linux too. But at work, i use windows, linux and unix. unix came first before linux and has similarities as well.
@aurerm (371)
• Switzerland
12 Sep 09
At work some machines run on AIX. It seems this thing is just unbreakable. At home I get a Mac as secound computer. And I use it more and more every day.
• United States
10 Sep 09
There are may different flavors of Linux available. Used to be that Mandrake and Red Hat were the ones of choice, but now the trend seems to be going towards Ubuntu. If you don't like one flavor of Linux, try another. There are even linux versions that run entirely in RAM. Meaning, that you can simply boot from a CD or flash drive.
@lovedude (4456)
• India
9 Sep 09
I have used FreeBSD once.. it was just for testing purpose.. I format that system within an hour. I use windows vista and fedora linux in my system.