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    Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web...

    Open Source Linux

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    Debian is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. It is distributed with access to repositories containing thousands of software packages ready for...

    Open Source Linux BSD Self-Hosted

    • great interface especially with Gnome3, copied by windows 8 Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Windows 7

    Windows 7 is the successor to Windows Vista . The new OS introduces a compelling combination of welcome innovations and much-needed...

    Commercial Windows

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    Arch Linux

    Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package...

    Open Source Linux

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    The Fedora Project is an openly-developed project designed by Red Hat , open for general participation, led by a meritocracy, following a set of project objectives. The...

    Open Source Linux

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    macOS is a Unix-based operating system developed and marketed by Apple Inc., Designed to run on Macintosh computers.

    Commercial Mac

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    FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon™), amd64 compatible (including Opteron™, Athlon™64, and EM64T), ARM...

    Open Source BSD Self-Hosted

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    openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server. The openSUSE distribution is a stable, easy to use and complete multi-purpose...

    Open Source Linux

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    ReactOS is a free, modern operating system in alpha stage, based on the design of Windows XP/2003. Written completely from scratch, it aims to follow the Windows...

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Windows 8 Comments

Windows 8.1 is the best version of Windows yet!

Positive Comment by TaaDow
about Windows 8 Mar 2015

I have been using Windows extensively since 3.1 back in the early '90s. I see people saying 8/8.1 is the worst but the main reason I see in complaints is the missing Start "Menu". Now, we have a Start "Page". if people would put a little time into learning their way around the new design, which is VERY easy to learn for most people, they would see it's nowhere near as bad as they claim.

I could go on and on but I really don't need to. I absolutely love Windows 8.1 and can't wait to see Windows continue to improve with Windows 10 and beyond.


Win8 Thumbs Down!

Negative Comment by Gamer_M
about Windows 8 Jul 2013

i really hate win8. i hope win9 will be better!