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    What is the best opertaing system to use at home?

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    The one that best suits your requirements.

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    As webman says - think about what you'd like to do at home with your PC (assuming it is a PC) - throw us a list of what you'd like to be able to do and we could recommend a few for you - but ultimately the choice is your own.

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    If its webman or most people on here it won't be an apple mac lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    If its webman or most people on here it won't be an apple mac lol
    Lol, let's not start another one of these threads

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    Quote Originally Posted by SC-UK View Post
    Lol, let's not start another one of these threads
    Just being honest lol

    It will either be a Dell or a HP - can't forget windows 7 ( that would be sacralidge cant spell that word lol )

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    I use Ubuntu Linux almost exclusively at home nowadays for my email, web browsing, that sort of thing. I play the odd game on it too. Only reason I still have Windows is to allow me to use Reaper for recording music. I may switch to Ardour eventually, but I like Reaper a lot so unless they port it to Linux I'm sticking with it.

    So anyway, like others have said, you need to look at what you're using it for. If you just want to be able to use the internet then Ubuntu would be fine. If you want to play windows games, edit videos, record music, that sort of thing, you're best to stick with a version of windows for now. Windows XP Home is pretty good still, I wouldn't go to 7 yet but that's just my opinion. Vista will hurt your sanity don't touch it

    Of course Mac OS is great for idiots, it makes everything nice and simple for you. It does mean you're trapped in a kind of electronic padded cell though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    I use Ubuntu Linux almost exclusively at home nowadays for my email, web browsing, that sort of thing. I play the odd game on it too. Only reason I still have Windows is to allow me to use Reaper for recording music. I may switch to Ardour eventually, but I like Reaper a lot so unless they port it to Linux I'm sticking with it.

    So anyway, like others have said, you need to look at what you're using it for. If you just want to be able to use the internet then Ubuntu would be fine. If you want to play windows games, edit videos, record music, that sort of thing, you're best to stick with a version of windows for now. Windows XP Home is pretty good still, I wouldn't go to 7 yet but that's just my opinion. Vista will hurt your sanity don't touch it

    Of course Mac OS is great for idiots, it makes everything nice and simple for you. It does mean you're trapped in a kind of electronic padded cell though...
    as a home os i dont get why people dont like vista i have few problems with it and my pc is on 24/7 as its a media centre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    If you want to play windows games, edit videos, record music, that sort of thing, you're best to stick with a version of windows for now. Windows XP Home is pretty good still, I wouldn't go to 7 yet but that's just my opinion. Vista will hurt your sanity don't touch it

    Of course Mac OS is great for idiots, it makes everything nice and simple for you. It does mean you're trapped in a kind of electronic padded cell though...
    I use my mac for video editing and audio and its better then windows at it imo and as for games if I have windows games I can play them either in a virtual machine or using boot camp on windows if need be.

    Only down side with the mac is graphics card wise and spec wise I could of gotten better if I had of gone for a HP or Dell or something of the likes but I didn't want to be stuck to just windows and linux ( and illegally faffing with project 86 )

    Thats all Im saying and take it or leave it and no not starting another flame thread as done that once already

    Not sure how thats a padded cell electronically but if you want windows and only windows / linux then as above a hp / dell or the likes with ubuntu or w/e OS you want ( excluding vista )

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    Well personal opinion, if moneys no object, has to be Mac OS (sorry ). If you want to stick with Windows than I'd say it's 64bit 7 all the way now with XPM for backwards compatibility.

    Not having the finances for another mac I'm currently choosing between 64bit 7 and Xubuntu myself.

    Of the Linuxes I personally think the Ubuntu's are the best for no nonsense all round home desktop use. My personal preference being the XFCE based Xubuntu (can't stand KDE and Gnome is a little bloated).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Well personal opinion, if moneys no object, has to be Mac OS (sorry ).
    I'm not sorry about it !! Would still be Mac OS now for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Only if they're Morrison's cookies. Tesco ones are crap
    we've got them all including romany creams

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    Without wishing to reduce this thread to the age old "OS War" I would say that depending upon what you want to do with your computer plays a part in your OS of choice.

    Gaming even with Wine/Crossover/Cedega is still not quite there on Linux/other so those people who spend a large portion of their 'time' on gaming would be better served on a Windows OS.

    I personally don't play games (beyond Literati on Yahoo Games) so I don't need to factor that into my decision which allows me the flexibility to settle quite happily on an OS which suits my needs, Office Style working (OpenOffice), Development (KDevelop), and Web Browsing (Firefox).

    Each to their own, I'd love to have a Mac as I can imagine Time Machine being an absolute boon to me for the amount of times I want to try something and revert, mind you, Open Solaris with ZFS and time slider is going to be interesting.

    I run Gentoo (personal) and Ubuntu (work) but am known to run an XP VM on occasion when needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Without wishing to reduce this thread to the age old "OS War" I would say that depending upon what you want to do with your computer plays a part in your OS of choice.

    Gaming even with Wine/Crossover/Cedega is still not quite there on Linux/other so those people who spend a large portion of their 'time' on gaming would be better served on a Windows OS.

    I personally don't play games (beyond Literati on Yahoo Games) so I don't need to factor that into my decision which allows me the flexibility to settle quite happily on an OS which suits my needs, Office Style working (OpenOffice), Development (KDevelop), and Web Browsing (Firefox).

    Each to their own, I'd love to have a Mac as I can imagine Time Machine being an absolute boon to me for the amount of times I want to try something and revert, mind you, Open Solaris with ZFS and time slider is going to be interesting.

    I run Gentoo (personal) and Ubuntu (work) but am known to run an XP VM on occasion when needed.
    If its just about gaming then an xbox 360 or PS3 would serve better

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