A Beginner’s Guide To Choosing A Modern Operating System

Harley Dixon
September 28, 2020 0 Comment

In today’s world of modern technology, much of how we interact with that technology is done through the use of operating systems. An operating system, very commonly known as an OS, is the basic software that allows more user-controlled software to communicate with the hardware. This is important, as we would not be able to make use of any computers or devices without having access to an operating system.

Modern operating systems come in a wide variety of flavours, and while we’ve all heard of Windows and iOS, there are a multitude to choose from, each offering their own pros and cons. For those searching for the latest operating system for their new computer, these are some of the best to choose from.

Linux Operating Systems

Linux powers a large majority of the technology that we make use of every day, its flexibility and versatility means that it’s perfect for just about any use imaginable. Linux operating systems are incredibly diverse, ranging from tiny systems designed for the oldest computers, to modern, bleeding edge software that powers some of the latest technology available. Some of the more popular Linux based operating systems include Linux Mint, Manjaro, MX Linux, Ubuntu, and many more. It can be difficult to choose the right one, as it can very much depend on the user’s needs, but for most people, Ubuntu is generally enough, especially if they are trying to get away from Windows.


ChromeOS is an operating system powered by the tech giant Google, and it’s aimed at those that are firmly planted in the Google ecosystem. ChromeOS is most often found on Chromebooks, which are specialised laptops designed to run ChromeOS exclusively. The upside is that these devices tend to be on the cheaper end of the cost spectrum often due to the fact that they have lower tier specs as it doesn’t take much to run ChromeOS well.

There are a number of other advantages to consider, too, such as having access to all of a user’s data in one place, being able to make use of the many apps that are found on the app store, and being able to complete most work without needing any third party software thanks to the wide range of software services offered by Google, which can include the ability to play smartphone games. It should be noted, however, that without an internet connection, a Chromebook does not have much use, meaning that it’s not the best device for those that are often without high speed internet.


Windows 10 is the latest OS from Microsoft, and it’s currently the most powerful PC operating system in the world. While it’s not quite as versatile as Linux, it’s compatible with almost all software in the world due to its wide reach, and it’s the best choice of OS for those that enjoy playing video games often. Windows is virtually the only choice available for anyone seeking professional video editing software, as Adobe does not support any other operating systems.