Which is the best O.S. for networking and safe surfing?? Linux or Windows?

India
December 27, 2008 10:47am CST
Hi friends, I have a computer at my home and i just wanted to know which Operating System would be best for networking and safe surfing. I have heard of Linux but am confused which Linux would be better Red Hat, Mandrake,..etc. Even windows have also launched new O.S.'s specially for Networking Like Windows 2000. So kindly tell me which O.S and its which version to use of which company(in case of Linux) and where can i get it from??
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@wanpisu (207)
• Malaysia
28 Dec 08
The best operating system for networking is Linux/BSD/Unix. Because Unix, Linux and BSD were build for networking / the internet. On Linux or BSD you can surf the internet without worrying about spyware or viruses. But on Windows you need additional software (antivirus/anti-spyware) to surf the internet safely. If you are using Windows I recommended run Damn Small Linux on a virtualbox ( http://www.virtualbox.org/ ) when surfing the net. But if you want to try Linux then I recomended Ubuntu get it from http://www.ubuntu.com . Good luck :)
• India
29 Dec 08
Well thanks for the reply. Whats BSD? Can you give me some details of that?
@wanpisu (207)
• Malaysia
29 Dec 08
BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) refers to particular version of Unix operating system that is developed at and distributed from the University of California at Berkeley. BSD is distributed under the BSD license. For your information Mac OS is based on BSD. I you want to read more, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkeley_Software_Distribution
@nocovi (517)
• China
28 Dec 08
I strongly recommend you to try Ubuntu-a totally free and one of the most popular Linux distro in the world.You can get it for free online,just search 'free linux cd' or 'Ubuntu shipit' and you will find the pages.I have applied 3 free linux cd from it,and 2 of them have already arrived.What's more,Ubuntu is really a very excellent Linux distro.
• India
29 Dec 08
thanks nocovi, i had earlier just heard of RED hat Linux and UNIX. Well tell me one thing i have heard that using LINUX is not an easy job. Is it true? And secondly if i install UBUNTU then would i need drivers of sound,graphics..etc?
• Indonesia
28 Dec 08
Mac, u can use it, and Linux (recommended), if you want see easy linux i think Linux Mint can solve your problem or UBUNTU, if you wan't confusing choose Mac OS
• Indonesia
28 Dec 08
why i recommend to Linux or Mac OS, there is no virus or trojan at all attack'em, but nobody safe from virus or trojan, even use linux or Mac OS. Base from IT information, most of virus and trojan attack windows OS, u must carefully to use windows
• India
28 Dec 08
i have not tried Linux but i knew that windows is the best operating system . we can provide all around safety just by installing a anti virus in the system and also ensure its security . as far as i heard that Linux is virus free but i am confused whether its mac or Linux is virus free . i think windows xp is good as it is the most famous and the widely used operating system even after the latest version of the windows was introduced
• India
28 Dec 08
windows happy lotting and have a nice day!
• Romania
28 Dec 08
It all depends on what will You use the computer for. If You will also use it for work, then linux is not a viable choice, given the poor variety of software that can be installed on it. Anyway, in my expert opinion,XP Professional would be the best choice (second to a good Windows 98SE but You can;t find it anymore on the market).
• India
27 Dec 08
Windows is the best os for networking and safe surfing and it is easy to work with it.
@AnakSuNamun (2084)
• United States
27 Dec 08
Mac. It's the safest and the easiest to use.