What is the best operating system? This question is not like the PC vs. Mac debate. This one is actually more clear-cut. In regard to the most stable, fastest operating system, I’m going to go on a limb and say it’s the Apple operating system. Macs run flawlessly for that reason. The Mac operating system (OS) is clean and runs like a smooth Ferrari. Also, Apple support ensures that there is no fluff or bloatware on the system like you would find on Windows operating systems.
That leads to the next topic, computer viruses. Yes, Macs are pretty near Mac virus-free, but not fully immune. PC’s are still more widespread than Macs and thus, so are viruses. More bang for the virus infector’s buck is how I see it. Killing more birds with one stone of a virus. So, if you want to make sure you don’t have any computer viruses, go with a Mac or ensure you have a solid anti-virus software installed.
We digress with computer infections. Back to operating systems support. If you have Windows software that is expensive and tough to replicate, well, you know the answer to that. Stick with Windows. Windows is not bad, you just have to pick and choose with OS is right for you. If you are in a computer business network, go with Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8 Professional although I’m a bigger fan of Windows 7 due to its easy of use and accessibility. Home computer networks can use a Home or Professional version as I always opt for the Pro version for added security and stability.
As for Mac, the latest operating system is the best choice, Mavericks or above. You don’t have to be so choosy with Mac as the operating systems really build off each other in a stable fashion. Plus, if you are a big Apple support fan with all the trick devices, iPhone, iPad, iPod, iWatch, etc, go with the Mac OS to easily sync your info.
What about Linux? You may have heard of Unix, Linux, Ubuntu, Redhat, or other variations. This is a scaled down version of the Mac operating system with no real software added. If you want a computer to get to the Internet to access cloud files, this one’s for you. But, adding software is not what it’s for.
Whichever operating system you go with, make sure to always install the latest software and OS updates. This will ensure your security and stability are a top levels.