Saturday, June 22, 2013

OS Dilemma: which one to install ? - Zuckerbot's to Rescue


  • This post is aimed at people who are new to Computers.

  • who've had no experience previously whatsoever.

  • Who are looking to install new OS but confused.


lets begin... first up is

#1. OS X



Apple's tenth version OS X named Maverics (i think it refers to surfers) was announced at the WWDC Event recently.

Looks like Apple's Running out of cat names, future versions of Mac OS X will be based on places in California, starting with Mavericks that is known as one of the best spots for surfing. The latest version strives at extending the MacBook’s battery life while offering better performance and new features like Finder Tabs, Tags and more.

Before you get carried away let me stop you ...

Apple's Operating System can be installed but not legally or without violating EULA and hence we cannot discuss it.

Mac OS X requires quite advanced hardware (i.e. a newer computer) and supports only a small subset of built-in peripherals (i.e. those Apple use in their computers). Running Mac OS X on a non-Apple machine was always possible, even in PowerPC times, but never really useful (since nobody ever made faster machines than Apple themselves).

Running Mac OS X on a non-Apple computer would give you little advantage over running any other BSD or UNIX-like OS apart from the ability to run Macintosh applications, of which there are fewer than Windows applications.

The value of Mac OS X lies in the combination of UNIX and general purpose OS and supported hardware. Without one of the three, its value is not quite as clear.

If you want to experiment with operating systems, I recommend getting FreeBSD or Solaris. Both are easier to install than Mac OS X on non-supported hardware.

Conclusion :Alternatively, simply buy an actual Macintosh computer to see what Mac OS X is about.

#2 Windows 8

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Windows has released many version of its OS's  and its recent one is Windows 8 which has been taking loads of sh**s recently from consumers, People often don’t like change at first. Just look at the way every little tweak to the Facebook interface is received. It takes a little time, and a little trial and error, to discover where everything is, how it works, and how to get around. Then it takes a little more poking around to get really fast at it. We all know how the Internet works: there are people who will use something for two minutes (or not at all) and spend the rest of the day complaining about it on forums, comments, message boards, and social networks.

I can sympathize. It’s unsettling to see such basic tenets of the Windows user experience shifted so dramatically. Windows 8 wants me to do a lot of things through the Metro interface that I used to do on a desktop interface, and there was some natural resistance to that at first. I only had to look for something in the wrong place once to become frustrated, and it took a little time to unlearn all I had learned since Windows 95.

if your looking for a change then windows 8 is for you.

#3 Linux

Linux has many distributions called distros, I'm not gonna review each one istead i've complied few which i think would be better for a Started.

1. Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon

Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” has been released so it’s time for another review of one of the most popular distros of all time. Linux Mint has always been one of my favorite distros, it has so much to offer any desktop linux user. This release doesn’t disappoint either... Read More

2. Ubuntu

I've already posted about it on this site read Why I Recommend #Ubuntu for more details, its definitely worth trying it. Latest version of Ubuntu has come up which is Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail Click here to read about it.

3. Trisquel 6.0 LTS

Trisquel 6.0 LTS was recently released so it’s time to give it another look. Trisquel is a popular distro for users that prefer to use only free software. You won’t find proprietary software included in Trisquel, it’s dedicated to the idea of truly free software...Read More

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Why i Recommend #Ubuntu : Analysis

What's the first thing that comes to your Mind ? Of course Open Source.. What is Open Source ?

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What sets Open Source apart from Commercial/Closed Source ?

Free/open-source software – the source availability model used by free and open-source software (FOSS) and closed source are two approaches to the distribution of software.

Under the closed-source model source code is not released to the public. Closed-source software is maintained by a team who produces their product in a compiled-executable state, which is what the market is allowed access to. Microsoft, the owner and developer of Windows and Microsoft Office, along with other major software companies, have long been proponents of this business model.

The FOSS model allows for able users to view and modify a product's source code, but most of such code is not in the public domain. Common advantages cited by proponents for having such a structure are expressed in terms of trust, acceptance, teamwork and quality.
Basically what i am trying to say is open Source can be edited/modified/distributed and in every possible way Exploited by anyone, whereas the CS(Closed/Commercial Source) is the other way around.

Ubuntu

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It is Developed/Maintained by Canonical ltd Community. Initially it was first released on 20 May 2004, ubuntu is a Unix like OS based on Debian.

it is Currently being targeted in











ServersSmartphones,

TV's
Personal ComputingTablets


If your a developer it will be the best OS to play around, with its Powerful & Simple User Interface anyone can learn to operate it. (although its takes patience to learn those commands).

Once your all comfy with the settings & commands you'll find it Amazing than other Commercial OS.

when i say open source it does include many other distros that are present in Linux but Ubuntu with more than 20 million users worldwide with their amazing community gets the popular vote among others.

What will you miss installing Ubuntu ?

One thing is for sure you'll not get to play high end games :P although its app store has several games (little) like Soduku, battle tank and few other kids games (it also has mid sized games).

What you will gain (for students/developers) ?

It comes Pre-installed with all the Educational & Developer tools that you need to separately install on other OS. Even those that are not there can be downloaded from Ubuntu App Store free of Cost (Although for some Apps you need to pay few bucks, not an Issue for Windows/Mac Users who are ready to pay huge sums just to get there work done).

Security

In terms of Security (Being a Linux Kernel at its Core), it is most Secured OS, i am not saying that it is Hack proof, but it can protect your PC from any Typical kind of Attacks for which you need to install Anti-Virus on other OS.

where can i get Ubuntu ?

Check out the Ubuntu Website www.Ubuntu.com , download the ISO (image file) burn it to CD/DVD and use it either as a demo version (which involves you to put that CD Everytime u want to run that OS from Boot menu) or you can Dual Boot ( Side by side installation along with windows, mac or whatever OS your using). You can even replace the existing OS and just keep Ubuntu [depends on you].

Check out the preview/ demonstration and Notes before installing it.

Download Ubuntu for Desktop

Ubuntu for Android

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Canonical has done really good job with bringing ubuntu touch for android devices. Although its in preview stage (available for developers with limited or no warranty). I hope they converge with all the major carriers so that people can enjoy the freedom that comes with Open Source.
“Ubuntu is the killer app for multi-core phones
in 2012”

Installation

At Present you can install it only on High-End devices like Google Nexus & Galaxy Nexus. You can even install it on other devices if it meets below requirements

Minimum- Dual Core Processor with 512 Mb RAM

Optimum- Qual Core Processor with 1Gb RAM.

Download Ubuntu for Touch

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