Well, I think it’s official now. This is a nerd house. We have 4 computers running 4 different operating systems.

  1. Windows 7 Ultimate
  2. Windows XP Pro
  3. Ubuntu 10.04
  4. OSX 10.5.8 Hackintosh

It’s truly a head to head battle for the best OS. With the decision being usability, compatibility (games), security, and what not.

Comments so far:

Windows 7 Ultimate:

  • Bloated.
  • Highest compatibility
  • Easy to use.
  • As secure as a wet paper bag even with Virus Scanners, Firewalls, NAT, etc.

Windows XP Pro:

  • Compatible with almost everything
  • stable
  • getting old
  • like Windows 7, not very secure without drastic measures

Ubuntu 10.04

  • Low compatibility for games
  • easy to use
  • secure
  • a Lot slower than Ubuntu 9.x. Not sure why, but very noticeable

Hackintosh OSX 10.5.8

  • really easy to use
  • compatibility issues. A lot of games won’t play, but better than Ubuntu
  • currently unstable on my intel machine
  • fun to play with