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Windows

You care 72% about a hassle free experience, 41% about security, 16% about flexibility, and 77% about using a widely accepted and supported system.

You care about a hassle free computing experience and support from vendors or friends and family when needed. Windows is the obvious choice for you. You could also try Mac OS X or a good, user-friendly Linux distribution like Ubuntu.

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • hassle free Distribution

    They scored 72% on hassle free, higher than 90% of your peers.

  • secure Distribution

    They scored 41% on secure, higher than 14% of your peers.

  • flexible Distribution

    They scored 16% on flexible, higher than 10% of your peers.

  • accepted Distribution

    They scored 77% on accepted, higher than 97% of your peers.

All possible test results

Any

You don't really seem to care. Perhaps you haven't given much thought to the issue, despite the fact that the choice of operating system can have a profound influence on your computing experience, pro... Read more

Windows/Mac OS X

The thing you seem to find most important in an operating system is that it is generally accepted. This means that there's a good chance that a given piece of hardware or software works with it, and a... Read more

Linux/BSD

The only thing you seem to care about is flexibility. Linux and the BSDs fit this bill just fine. Their Unix heritage provides a great deal of flexibility already. You can customize and replace every ... Read more

Mac OS X

You want your system to be flexible, but also to be recognized and supported by hardware and/or software vendors. This is a somewhat difficult situation. On the one hand, there's Windows, which is ver... Read more

OpenBSD

You care mainly about security, and you're not afraid to spend some time making things work. This makes OpenBSD the most obvious choice for you. In my opinion, OpenBSD is the only operating system whi... Read more

Debian GNU/Linux

You care about security, but also about vendor support or being able to receive help from others? Tough one. Well, Linux may offer a solution here. There is some support from hardware vendors and a lo... Read more

OpenBSD

You want your system to be secure and flexible. Well, I daresay OpenBSD is the OS for you. No other system has such a focus on security, and everything about it is open source, easy to understand, doc... Read more

Mac OS X

Secure, flexible, and widely accepted? Well, maybe OS X does the trick for you. It's reasonably well accepted and supported by hardware and software vendors. It blends in with most office environments... Read more

Ubuntu

You care, first and foremost, about a hassle-free computing experience. My recommendation to you is bound to be controversial, but I recommend Ubuntu or Debian GNU/Linux. Once you have the system inst... Read more

Windows

You care about a hassle free computing experience and support from vendors or friends and family when needed. Windows is the obvious choice for you. You could also try Mac OS X or a good, user-friendl... Read more

Debian GNU/Linux

You want your computing experience to be hassle-free, but you also want flexibility. Debian GNU/Linux (and Ubuntu, and others, I'm sure) offers this. With a minimum of effort on your part, the system ... Read more

Linux / OS X

This is a difficult one. Both certain Linux distributions (among others: Ubuntu and Debian) and OS X offer a hassle-free computing experience and a lot of flexibility, but neither is very well accepte... Read more

Debian GNU/Linux

You want your computing experience to be hassle free and care about security. Well, so does the Debian team. They have developed some great package management tools, which make installing and updating... Read more

???

Hassle free, secure, and widely accepted? I'll have to think on that one... The only really widely accepted and supported system is Microsoft Windows. However, it requires quite a lot of time and eff... Read more

Debian GNU/Linux

You want your computing experience to be hassle free and care about security. Well, so does the Debian team. They have developed some great package management tools, which make installing and updating... Read more

PerfectOS

You want it all! Sadly, no operating system is perfect. Maybe if you petition Microsoft to get Windows up to acceptable standards of security and flexibility, petition hardware and software vendors to... Read more

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