Top Ten Best Operating Systems

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ie. Linux - fedora, ubuntu etc..., Mac, Windows - XP, Vista etc...

The Top Ten

1 Microsoft Windows 7

Windows 7 is the best OS from Microsoft I have ever experienced...
Easy to install... Crash free... Fabulous Graphics Support for HQ Games.. And more...
Windows Vista is the worst OS from Microsoft...

Very simple to install and better UI also best security.
Very good themes.

Less virus detector... And fabulous display... Maximum features And many more

Best operating system av used

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2 Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a mixture of Windows and Macintosh. Looks like mac but shortcut keys is similar to windows. Great work. I love it

They should sell computers with Ubuntu pre-installed!
I really like the OS, but the thing that so bad is that it uses java iced tea and not java sun
But much better than windows Vista

It really rock me. Windows os gets nothing. Haha sorry to all windows users

Perfect operating system for developers

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3 Windows 8

This is lovely
This is friendly
This is fastest
This is best
All at once it must be on top

Fastest Microsoft operating system yet. It has more security features and adds an extra twist and extra compatibility to Windows.

It is nice...

Windows xp is a thousand times better than winds 8

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4 Windows 8.1

It is just awesome. It has the start button back, you can boot to the desktop, the start screen can be personalized in more ways with more tile sizes, group naming, more apps and more. The store has apps and a better look. Has a more "metro" control panel and more. IT IS GOT TO BE THE BEST OS FROM MICROSOFT

A great replacement for those who hate windows 8. It is sure to be a success as it has been seen in the past!, Its preview ain't that much but what is instore is awesome!

It's cool! Microsoft included a new way of personalizing, customizing and searching!.. It's free on the web!.. Try download it, and experience the "SMARTEST" version of OS that Microsoft have ever created!.. ;-)

so cool - King_Kurdistan

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5 Windows XP Professional

This is all time favorite.. None other than Windows XP

Why though. It's from the early 2000's and was very virus prone, and quite low performance.

Hey it's Really good because it is easy to learn & install & also it fast than other OS

Best hacker-friendly operating system out there. You may say windows 7 is better, but it is that windows 7 is a mix of XP and vista together. So after all, windows XP is best OS, windows related.

Its great all of the new windows os are just expansions of this os, and in my opinion, most of those expansions, are just a bunch of nonsense that just complicates and clogs the computer. Really the only thing they needed to do to it was just improve security and some of the performance problems.

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6 Linux Mint

First of all "Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon" is "Free" Operating System
1)"Linux Mint Cinnamon 15" is better than "Ubantu 13.04"
2) It is best Operating System I ever used in my Life
3) It is very fast, very user friendly (Like "Windows 7"), Most secure OS
4) Inbuilt NVDIA/ATI Graphics Drivers (No need to install any drivers)
5) It is fully loaded with all software and even it also support Internet Graphics, Audio-Video and Bluetooth connectivity without manually installing any drivers
5) It works great with both Desktops and Laptops
6) Very Stable Operating System
7) Extremely great Graphics (Like MAC-OS), Themes
8) Full Multimedia Support for High Definition movies, High Graphics Games
9) Great Package Manager all softwares are available in that Package Manger Center
10) Inbuilt (VLC) Video LAN Player
11) Libre Office is best but also support Microsoft Office via PlayOnLinux Software (For those who has hobbit of using MS Office)
12) Supports all ...more

Fast and secure, it has everything I want and everything anyone should really need. If you can't find it in mint, it probably doesn't exist.

Mint is a easy to use operating system based on linux, reliable and great for new users. Based on ubuntu, there is a lot of software available on it

Like Ubuntu, and just as pretty if you get the cinnamon edition, all the the amazing Linux tools, fast yet highly compatible with the real world. I run together Windows 7 too. I own a shovel and a spade. Love one for digging and the other for moving bulk.

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7 Macintosh OSX

By far one of the easiest operating systems to learn for a complete beginner (although switching from windows has a slight learning curve). Ideal for the artist and everyday user, the Mac OS is a personal favourite. The fact that it's unix based makes it quite similar to linux with very similar terminal commands. The only downside to Mac OS is the small range of games and the high price of the Macintosh computer required to run Mac OS X

Unfair to classify OSX as a single stand-alone OS and compare it to Windows as a long list of very different systems from 3.1 to whatever they're doing this week. OSX is a variant of Unix based on FreeBSD which is in turn based on BSD that predates MSDOS by a decade (~) by my recollection. Microsoft should join the rest of the world and help create a unified OS core such that each variant merely offers their own "flavoured" shell. Windows was nothing but a menu system for MSDOS. A Unified system would solve many of the problems of writing code for all computers to use.

Yea the whole reason why macs never get viruses is because hackers don't see any profit in hacking a mac, even though macs arc is 64bit or higher currently pc's hold the market shares in the US, thus being hackers will see profit in hacking a pc and get more enjoyment out of it rather than trying to waste time on a mac, and wit a pc you can do a hell of a lot more than just a mac where you can only do graphic arts, music design, and so forth, and not even good enough to run games on it, oh yea another thing bout macs is that the os is pretty much locked and simplyfied where there's rly no probs with the mac osx and if there ever is any probs that the user experiences they always run to the apple store because they don't know squat on how to resolve the issue, when pc users can fix issues on their own and not have to run to the apple store for help. So yea I think the numerical order of os'es should remain the same currently.

Mac is WAY better than windows anyhow because all the software updates are free. And its easy to learn and use. Good for school children.

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8 Android

What about Chrome OS?
Not the same as android
In a year it will be the number 3 OS

Yeah but chrome does seem to be the most used web browser in the world

Android 4.1 is a fairly stale operating system with great customization options. Fun withgets will light your way into a a very interesting society, where you control everything. I would recommend this operating system in a heartbeat!

Android is definitely the best operating system because it is an upcoming fairly new OS that is very simple and is very safe in the way of virus protection and speed.

Its awesssome

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9 Windows XP

The best operating system I have ever used, thanks to Microsoft,

It is best fastest operating system ever. It's better than windows 8

This is the best for me ever seen...

The best operating system from microsoft.Its user friendly in case of learning,handling in every way was best.i wish if it would have been a choice for user to continued with instead of stopping its support.

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10 Windows Vista

Piece of garbage, I believe someone was stoned when they approved this production

I have Vista with Service Pack 2 and it is an awesome OS. May have sucked back in its infancy but is now an awesome, reliable, and stable OS with Service Pack 2. Just as good if not better than Windows 7 in my opinion.

I have this operating system and it is very relyable.

With all of the updates better that 7

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The Contenders

11 Fedora

The greatest! Does not crash. FREE. All services built in - web server (apache, php sql), dns server... Etc... - eddie

Fedora is definitively the best operating system out there. All software is out of the box, and with boxes, you can install multiple operating system into fedora. There is no reason to not use fedora over anything else.

Best OS and Free of Cost. Much more uptime compared to windows. Timely Updates, proper use, no crash and Boxes help to build VM under Fedora

Freedom, freedom, freedom... The best OS!

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12 Mac OS X Leopard

I just love mac os x leopard

Awesome very simple and reliable better than windows
I like it ver

Very easy to use and it even supports adobe flash which is very nice this is the best one yet!

Simple reliable and supports adobe flash player BEST EVER

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13 Windows 10

It's fast, It's reliable, It takes full responsibility of every move you do. It is the Windows of the future, It is worth every penny you've spent to buy this because of its features, Design, Speed, Accuracy, Privacy, and Security. If you even hesitated to buy Windows 7, Just buy this OS, Who knows, Maybe in the future some programs you need are only compatible with windows 10.

The future coming OS! There are lots of great features in Windows 10! Some of the great features are combined old start menu + new metro apps, tablet mode, continuum, Cortana, Microsoft Edge, notification center, multitasking desktop and many more... And there are coming developing technologies which will work with Windows 10 like Microsoft Surface, HoloLens. The best thing is the same OS will work on all platforms whether it is phone, tablet, Xbox, laptop or desktop! All data will be syncing.. Transferable data across all platforms! The future is here!

Windows 10 is great. Don't mind the start menu, love Cortana (opening the weather verbally while doing something else is really handy), Xbox app seems pretty cool. The fact that it's designed to work with normal pc's and tablets/smartphones as well as hybrids makes it very appealing. User interface for Windows Defender is quite improved. Love the task view. The software that's easily available in the Windows Store is really useful. Only downside is that any software installed from the Windows Store is hard to find and access on your computer and ends up scrambled into several folders. Thanks Microsoft. But that aside, Windows 10 is still easier to navigate than Mac OS X and Windows 8, has better access to files than in Android, and is faster, more flexible and more capable than Windows XP and the Home and Enterprise editions of Windows 7. Overall, it's the best OS I've ever used.

There are so many reasons why 10 is the best. Though many windows apps lost support when upgrading to 8, all the newer application support (And the windows store) makes up for it. Because of emulator support, you can run:
-wii games
-android OS
-virtual machines of other operating systems such as OS X, Ubuntu, and other versions of Windows (with ease of file transfer)

Support isn't the only reason you should get 10, though. The start menu is easy to manage, and the filing system is extremely productive. You're not making a wrong move by getting Windows 10 at all.

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14 Windows 98

It is the operating system that brought revolution.. Introduced cursor, graphics and the gaming system.. It is without a doubt the best operating system there is.. So my vote goes to windows 98

Windows 98 is epic because it is fast. It's faster than my laptop running Windows 7. It runs Office Word well, and it can run many powerful and great games.

Windows 98 is a faster operating system created by Microsoft and is the successor to windows 95. Windows 95 might be faster than windows 98 because it was loading faster and it was more reliable. My vote goes to windows 98.

For nostalgia-related reasons, this should be up here. I miss operating systems like Windows 95, 98, and 2000. - anonygirl

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15 Google Chrome OS

Love my Chromebook and it's super fast bootup along with light weight portability. Security like no other OS on the Planet too!

Boots in 7 seconds. Incredibly stable. Lowest cost speed and power. No need for virus-ware. Never lose stuff -- it's in the cloud. Software updates don't require user to download/install. Device performance doesn't degrade over time. Google Cloud Print eliminates the need to download/install printer drivers and works from any device. Great support for Google Remote Desktop and Chromecast. No Windows registry.

Fast booting, easy using, auto updating, cloud storing. I love it!

I think its on the 13 no

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16 Mac OS X Lion

Most stable, powerful, and intuitive interface in the world. Smartest computer, easiest to use, and just the best around. Nothing beats good ol' Apple! - musicamentek

It's the best OS I've ever used
Tried ubuntu, red hat and all versions from Microsoft

Unlike windows it just works, is relabel and easy to use. Also unlike common belief it can run most popular games such as most of the Call of Dutys. It can do this better than windows only because its apple!

Great version of OS X! It's great in many ways, although they shouldn't have gotten rid of Rosseta (the ability to run PowerPC apps on Intel).

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17 Mac OS X Mountain Lion

More stable, more reliable than XP, and fun too. So far the best system I have tried. I liked Snow Leopard but this is a definite upgrade. Using Mountain lion with Parallels for Windows applications is smooth as silk.

It's pretty good OS. I'm using it and I don't have any problems

I tried all of the top ten right now and mountain lion is the best, there is this bootcamp feature and you can install any operating system that you want, but you must make a second mac you can do that using disk utility. (if you want mac and the other OS

Rarely crush; offers most of the modern features; less demanding; beautiful, yes much more than newer ones...

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18 Elementary OS

Elementary OS is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu (which is in turn based on Debian). It makes use of a desktop with its own shell named Pantheon, and is deeply integrated with other elementary OS applications like Plank (a dock based on Docky), Midori (the default web browser) and Scratch (a simple text editor). This distribution uses Gala as its window manager, which is based on Mutter.

Elementary is a great OS, very nice to look at and so easy to use. My wife has had it on her laptop for more than a year, it has never crashed, never locks up it "just works" and of course it is free as in beer and speech.

And of course as it's Linux and based on Ubuntu it has many thousands of free applications to do any thing your ever likely to want to do on a computer.

Well, one of the most underrated operating system on this planet. I've used all the major os like win 7,8, ubuntu, linux mint etc. but this is the only os which made me feel happy to use. AMAZING UI and graphics. Everything in this os is just so... Perfect. LOVE THIS OPERATING SYSTEM. AMAZING work by the developers.

underrated

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19 Windows 95

Hell yes, what happened to the original windows? The start menu was the best invention ever by Microsoft and they took it away in windows 8, I mean I'm a computer tech and ill be doing something in windows 8 and hit some random key that brings up that dumb ass tile crap. I Despise windows 8, almost as much as I hate Vista and Windows Millennium Edition

The first ever operating system in the Windows series to introduce a simple but very useful and working component called the Start Menu of the Windows operating system, now ridden of and put into damnation by Windows 8...

Win 95 Plus version was so cool. By far, simplest and most crash resistant OS for me... (or maybe I learnt too much after that! )

They added the start menu back in Windows 10.

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20 openSUSE

Very stable linux. Works perfectly. Never fails. MADE IN Germany

Super Stable, Everything under the sun always works perfectly and it is FREE! So you can not beat that, plus no Virus or Malware in the last almost 20 years I have used it. It is superior to any FREE or paid for OS I know and can be customized and never slows down.

Very stable linux. Works perfectly.

Greatest os

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