Which OS (Operating Systeym) do you think is best (Page 12)
arnym: Well I'm fond of saying that WIndows 3.1 was pretty good and they should have stopped there; only half joking - I drive a standard all-manual car with windows you wind up & down .
Anyway linux mint is now my for-keeps OS. No-cost to begin with, downloadable free apps for almost anything you'd want to do, runs on any old machine and I've never been forced to buy a new OS or computer(!) á la Microsoft; never have to abandon apps either, because they're too old to run.
I'm not a tecchygeek so there was (still is to some extent) significant learning involved but the online support community is fabulous and I'd never go back to Windows for my main system. I do have W98 on the side because of a couple of old apps I still want to use. I guess their authors only knew Windows so that's all they'll run on.
The biggest problem I've had is finding machines that aren't snafu'd by having a Windows system already installed, that's really hard to get rid of. Thank goodness I have Killdisk (that was free too )
Njlatino74: Let's be Honest, and admit that Apple makes nice and expensive toys to be pretentious, Microsoft makes more production tools (well, at least better than apple).
My pic is Microsoft for being versatile and generic. Personally I used to use Linux, I like it but had no tools at that time
accute: Apple's OS is seeded in BSD unix, as is Linux. It is remarkable to me that Linux is free and the best, but the least used.
Scarcastic: Windows 3.1 is still the best Windows operating system ever, and I feel pretty qualified to answer this question...
I currently have working computers that run Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista , 7, and 8. Wish I still had a working one that runs 3.1....
DOS was great too, I have an IBM PC Original, IBM PC XT, and an Epson Apex which all run IBM Basic / various versions of DOS. Very classic and pretty dependable old operating system.
I have a few Texas Instruments TI-99/4A's which run TI BASIC, which was also a good operating system back in the day, and the first operating system I ever used.
As far as Apple, I unfortunately don't have many, though they were great computers and had exceptional graphics for the 90s. I have only classic 1990 models; An LC, an IIsi, and an old Outbound laptop computer. If I remember correctly, they all run System 6-7, though I can't remember the exact versions.
Linux seems great too, I've had the chance to try it out a bit but I can't really say I've used it enough to give a more valid opinion of it yet.
But yeah, out of all of these, my pick for overall best operating system would be Windows 3.1, as newer operating systems added many nice features but also became less dependable, more prone to crashing or other unwanted effects. 3.1 might be a bit dated, but it always worked well for me and was dependable. If I still had one running I'd still use it, unfortunately of the two I had the motherboard fried when the keyboard came unplugged on one of them, the other the hard drive went bad due to corrosion.
The 3 computers I currently regularly use in order of which I use the most are; Windows 98 (for music, gaming, text editing, graphics editing, and coding, internet, watching videos, & file storage) Windows 8 (watching videos, text editing, gaming), Windows 2000 (internet, music, text and graphics editing.) And sometimes I'll still use the Windows 95 for DOS games...
Scarcastic: * kinda off topic but the old 1990 Outbound laptop computer has what's called a TrackBar, by far the best pointer system I've ever used on a laptop. Much better than a pointing stick, touchpad, etc usually found on modern laptops.
one1fazzze: due to a severe hacking im thinking of adding a very smalll linux os pupppy anyone hear or use it
garrylawson3073: operating system , none, win 10 is over rated , over priced and over size , same as the windows apps , linux is ok but limited , still depends on volunteers and isnt supported enough , Win 3.1 was good , right size , not to resources hungry and the apps did what the were supposed to. Apart from that bring back the old software instead of upgrading , then fixing later. After all we dont want software that is under developement.
Really misses microsoft works , it took care of what you needed it for , instead of over bloated office.