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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

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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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    Windows 10

    Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems To encourage its adoption, Microsoft...

    Commercial Windows

    • If you **must** use Windows then Windows 10 is the best Windows XP alternative, primarily because XP is no longer supported, no longer receives security updates and should be considered a security liability. JohnFastmanJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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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...

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

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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 XP Comments

XP is still the best OS 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by YiangLin
about Windows XP Nov 2012

Cant complaign. Fast on slow machine is fun with this OS


Flexible but a little unstable (and insecure, but the servi ...

Comment by SaltyMarshmellow
about Windows XP and Windows 7 Jun 2011

Flexible but a little unstable (and insecure, but the service packs helped with that), Windows XP was a decent Operating System.

Windows 7 is still one of the greatest OS of all time though, and I am going to stick with it (except for some older games that I run with XP Mode).


XP: Definitely not a good OS...

Negative Comment by thelivingded
about Windows XP Jun 2011

XP is definitely not a good OS... The bane of many IT peoples (self included).


I'm so glad i switched to Windows 7. I hated XP

Comment by OMGBBQFTW
about Windows XP and Windows 7 Jun 2011

I'm so glad i switched to Windows 7. I hated XP, bluescreen every 10 minutes.


Been using since 2002, I'll switch to 7

Comment by s0me0ne
about Windows XP and Windows 2000, Windows 7 Jun 2011

Been using since 2002, I'll switch to 7, when I get a new computer, but MS finally got Windows right with XP (2000 was good too).