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Your operating system manages your computer's functions and allows it to run software. Since much of today's software is cloud-based and works on either Windows or Mac, your operating system is largely a matter of personal preference - yours and whoever's going to be managing your company's IT functions.
Windows, Linux or Mac?
All of the popular operating systems offer access to software programs such as productivity tools, calendaring, internet browsers and email. So how do you choose?
Windows is the most popular operating system, and it's long been considered the standard for business. Some points to consider about Windows:
Linux is a free operating system that's popular with developers. Linux can't operate as a stand-alone product it must be bundled with additional software. Popular Linux-based systems include Ubuntu and SUSE. Linux systems are known for being fast while having a small resource footprint.
Mac operating systems are configured specifically for Mac computers and all new Macs come with the operating system pre-installed.
Upgrades: How do You Know it's Time?
So there's a new version of your operating system available. And you hear it's the best one yet. Or you hear it's terrible and everyone hates it. One thing for sure it's different than the last version, it will take time to install, and you and your staff will have to learn to use it.
So should you upgrade? And if so, when? Here are some guidelines and tips: