What's the best OS?
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I am getting a new computer soon if I'm good, but I have no idea what to get. This is not about which computer is the best, just which OS. HALP ME

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AmazingMech2418

It's really your preference and based on what you need.

For example, if you need Windows-only proprietary software, Windows is your best move. For example, if you are focusing on MS Office editing or Autodesk software such as AutoCAD/Revit, you would want Windows since only Windows can run these without an emulator.

If you don't want Windows, your options are either Linux or BSD. Linux has more software, greater customization capabilities (with various desktop environments as opposed to a single one that comes shipped), and a greater user base for documentation purposes.

MacOS is a version of BSD too, but much more locked down, so only use if you want to use MacOS proprietary software, such as XCode.

If you want BSD, you also have fewer options, mostly FreeBSD, OpenBSD, or Darwin (MacOS). There are others, but they are less used.

If you want Linux, however, you have to choose between a bunch of distributions. Some of the most popular are Arch, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Ubuntu. With these, you would want to do your research to find the best one for you when it comes to package managers, security, stability, etc. Ubuntu is usually the most popular because of how easy it is, but any of these options are good.

Lastly, if you choose Linux, you will need to set up a few other things. Your desktop environment is one. Popular DEs include Gnome, MATE, KDE, and Xfce4. I personally prefer KDE and Xfce4, but this is again a personal preference thing. You will also need to download the software you want. Some distributions come with recommended software, such as Ubuntu Studio which comes equipped with art and music software, but many, you will have to download the more advanced software yourself. (the basic file manager, terminal, etc. usually come included though)

There are a lot of options, but there is no objective "best". It really depends on what you want to do. Linux is a very popular choice because of its development transparency with it being open-source, extremely good security, and high software availability, and is the "best" to me personally, but what you choose is really just up to you!