Operating System Choices?

http://live.pirillo.com/ – Windows, Mas OS X, Linux, BSD … they’re all great operating systems. Daimon asks "I have only recently run into your website after watching a few YouTube videos. You have a lot of experience it seems with operating systems for PC’s and Mac. What do you look for in an Operating System? What type of User Interface do you prefer looking at a standard Desktop or Linux Beryl?"

Chris looks for a variety of things in an operating system, and he doesn’t choose just one. While operating systems seem to be the same in terms of what you can do on them. Chris plays with a lot of operating systems, just to see how it works.

If you’re looking for the ideal operating system, try using more than one and see how it fits your lifestyle. If you’ve never used OS X check out your local Apple Store and play with it. Lifewise, if you’ve never used Windows, try it out.

If you’re interested in Linux, try using a Live-CD distribution of Linux. Once of the most highly recommended distributions is Ubuntu:

Ubuntu is a community developed operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. Whether you use it at home, at school or at work Ubuntu contains all the applications you’ll ever need, from word processing and email applications, to web server software and programming tools.

Ubuntu is and always will be free of charge. You do not pay any licensing fees. You can download, use and share Ubuntu with your friends, family, school or business for absolutely nothing.

What about you? What operating system do you use and why?