An old saying goes here: taste is not disputed! Operating system, each has its own. But for those who have not yet decided or do not know the major competitors in the market, know the main differences between Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
Probably everyone who has ever used a computer knows Windows. It just started as a GUI for the old MS-DOS - does anyone there remember the green screens of computers? - and today, in addition to being one of the oldest operating systems on the market is also the most popular. And of course, that has its advantages.
It's easier to find apps, it's easier to find drivers on the devices you're going to use on it, and it's easier to find people who know how to use it for being the most used in the world. So there is no difficulty in training people in a company to use it. By being the most used, it is easier to be attacked by viruses. So, it ends up being much more harassed by this type of virus and malware problem, because it can reach a lot more users.
From time to time, especially after the success of the iPod and iPhone in the world, Apple computers have been gaining ground. Consequently, the MAC OS, operating system that comes in the machines of the company of Steve Jobs, becomes increasingly known.
Design has always been a plus and a plus. Innovation also draws attention, so usability turns out to be attractive to people.
This increase in sales of Apple computers increasingly attracts application manufacturers to the platform. And, unlike Windows, there is strict control to make a program available to Mac OS; Before, it must be tested and pre-approved by Apple, which ensures standard and quality of applications.
Until recently, MACs were known to be non-susceptible to viruses. But this is no longer reality. Hackers have discovered flaws to exploit and created virtual plagues. The number of such malware is still small, but Mac users should also be concerned about using an antivirus on their machines. Still in the backyard of Steve Jobs, in the coming weeks come great news. MAC operating systems are named for felines, and the new version, Lion, has some cool features. An interface very close to iPads and iPhones: programs can be displayed like icons on your desktop - and the notebook's touchpad becomes even more versatile with different gestures and touches for various functions. Another interesting thing is networking. With Lion, if you're on a network with other Macs, and you want to transfer documents between them, just click and drag to the other computer. That simple. The Apple people say it will be the end of the pen drives to carry files from one micro to another.
Finally, Linux, an open source system; Meaning that anyone can use, study, modify, and distribute the operating system in accordance with the terms of the license. So there are several versions of Linux, called distributions. Perhaps Ubuntu is the most famous of these versions - and also the most user-friendly interface.
Linux has the advantage of cost, not having to pay to use the operating system. But, the other manufacturers argue that this is not the cost that has to be measured because you end up having more costs in administering the system. It is necessary to have a user training because it is not as intuitive as Windows, which is used by more people.
This is one of the biggest drawbacks of Linux systems; Is not supported. And, if you're not a slightly more advanced user and you're all alone, you'll usually have to turn to forums to search for a solution to any problem you have.
On the other hand, the biggest advantage is in security. The Linux world is scarcely targeted by hackers, even though the number hit with a virus for Linux would be quite small, which does not matter to these virtual pirates. In addition, because it is a very active community of users, the fixes to possible failures are super fast.