Sick of windows! ?What other operating systems are out there.

By cris
Oct 23, 2007
  1. Hi guys and gals,

    I was just wondering what other operating systems are arround that I could use,

    I have herd about linux but i dont know anything about it.

    Any thoughts people!
  2. matav

    matav TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    linux is very good. it has a good GUI, multi-tasking capabilities & support for multiple processors.
    the only catch is that you have to get used to it.
    n there are many different types of linux...
    i use back|track, i have ubuntu too but i havent tried ubuntu or kubuntu cauz i really liked back|track.
    another OS is the MAC OS-X...
    i've heard its good (especially for games) but i dont have a MAC computer.
    [MAC OS-X is hardware dependent]
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If you have absolutely no clue, then you are probably best off booting Ubuntu from the CD and trying it out before installing.

    Other than that..
    There are zillions of Linux distributions: (K/X)Ubuntu, openSuSE, Fedora, Mandriva, Debian, Gentoo, Slackware etc etc etc
    Four BSD versions: FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonflyBSD
    The PC Unix: Solaris
    All sorts of weirder OS: BeOS (almost dead), QNX, Minix and a whole bunch of really exotic (read: unusable) ones

    Getting OS X to run on a usual PC is Voodoo (and pretty much illegal for a normal person)
  4. cris

    cris TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Crap,I didn't think there were so many!

    ?Is there many hardware issues that I need to acess before I go and play.
    What are the costs involved for these OS.
    I have a 64bit system are there any 64 bit linux OS.
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    The hardware issues depend on your specific hardware and the specific OS version you plan to install. It is easier to just try and see.

    All the abovementioned are free of course! You could double the list by including all the paid stuff..

    Yes, there are 64-bit versions of all the Linux distributions.
  6. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Just remember that Linux won`t lead you by the hand.
    You will have to do mucho googling and fiddling ;)
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