Talk:PC Operating System Comparison

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The table says: "open source". I understand the whole open source principle, but in this table we should elaborate why this is an advantage. To me open source means either:

  1. I can customise it if I need (which leads to the disavantage to DOS that is it a complex thing to do)
  2. There is a community that keeps making it better (which leads to the disadvantage in Windows that it needs patches)
  3. Free (does not apply to all open source software) but "free" is already mentioned.

So where does exactly lie the benefit in the "open source" statement? Felsir 02:39, 3 April 2006 (EDT)

I think community enhancements are one big reason that open source is an advantage. For example, Linux supports a lot more USB devices than DOS does.

FreeDOS and other DOS substitutes have advantages, too, over DOS 6.22, such as support for larger hard disks, extended file names, and so on.

Windows patches do not necessarily make Windows better, a lot of the time they just patch security holes. :)

My own opinion may be tainted by my enthusiasm for open source and prejudice against Microsoft.

Buddabing 10:04, 3 April 2006 (EDT)

MacOS is not strictly a "PC Operating System"

Unless we want to change this topic to "Platform Comparison" or just "Operating System Comparison", I suggest this be deleted.

Buddabing 10:00, 3 April 2006 (EDT)

This guide should been setup from a neutral view, and not agian Microsoft or Linux. If you installed a firewall (like ZoneAlar,) on Windows, you are pretty secured from attacking outside, and it a much easier to setup networks (great for jukebox systems to copy songs).

Yep because of MacOS, it should been renamed to that. You are completly right.

Operating System Comparison is the best thing, because it not directly depend on the platform alone.

--Spacefractal 10:31, 3 April 2006 (EDT)