Is windows 7 better than Linux's Operating Systems?

United States
April 18, 2011 8:47pm CST
I am still on xp but I have thought of changing over to windows 7 or a linux operating system. Which would be best to choose from 2gb of ram and 40gb
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@gmkumar08 (396)
• India
3 May 11
For better user experience,it would be better to choose windows 7 rather than to use any linux operating system.If u want more security,then use linux.If you want both,then use windows with a good antivirus and frequently update it.Cheers,..
@sajeevking (5080)
• Mumbai, India
20 Apr 11
Well window 7 would be the best as you might know windows nearly support all the software and is well established too linux is good os but all the software you would get is freeware and mostly the software are not good as those you can use in window os so if you like to be virus free and don't use that much software linux would be a good safe choice but if you are into software, playing lots of games , the windows would be the best choice
• United Kingdom
19 Apr 11
It's good that you are still using xp and there's nothing wrong with that but over the years if users remain with xp they may find that they are left behind in terms of what operating systems microsoft will still support. I think it's always best to go for the latest operating system if you can afford it. I don't know anything about Linux but I would definitely recommend moving over to windows 7 or perhaps this is too big a jump and you may want to experience vista first. In terms of RAM I think that 2gb is ok but 4gb and beyond is much better. The more RAM or memory you have in your pc the better the performance in terms of speed. I think a goldern rule is to always install the maximum amount of RAM or memory that your system can support. Things to focus on are the processor, make it a dual core. Hard drive capacity, the highest your budget can afford. One thing definitely to consider is, if you purchase a new pc with windows 7 it's likely that you won't receive the original windows operating system disk from the retailer so make sure you contact the manufacturer of your pc whether it be Dell or Hewlett Packard or whoever and get them to send the disks out to you. This is normally free. This is important as, if your system crashes then at least you have your disks to reinstall windows. Nowadays there's a recovery partition on your hard drive but if your hard drive crashes then how are you going to access this partition in order to recover your system. Make getting those disks top of your list but only if you go for a new pc. Good luck. Andrew
@spockers (221)
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
For you, the best for you is window 7. Since your from xp, it is easy to transfer to window 7. If you were planning to use linux, it so hard to adjust from windows to linux base operating system. I try ubuntu OS, but i back to windows because i am more familiar with program that are supported by window not by linux.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
19 Apr 11
I have never had the opportunity to try Linux. I do have Windows 7 on my computer though and I really like it. I had Windows XP before that and really liked that too.
@misterMR (797)
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
I have not used Linux Operating system before. If I'm going to change mine to Linux, I'll be having hard time in readjusting to another operating system. I suggest you stick to Windows 7, since your on XP. For random access memory, it is better to choose a higher one so that you could make two partitions, which is C:\ and D:\. If for example, you chose 40 GB. You'll have to set the both of them with 20GB. But it does not have to be exactly 20 GB. This are just my opinions. So best of luck!