Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: Open-Source and Mac Alternatives to Windows 7

 
 
By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2009-10-09 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Although Microsoft is gearing everyone up for the release of Windows 7 on Oct. 22, there are other solutions out there that might satisfy a user's desire for a new operating system without the additional cost. Unlike Windows, open-source operating system Linux has been tinkered with by several developers who have attempted to do more than re-create the basic computing experience. And in many cases, they have done a fine job at it. So fine, in fact, that some Linux distributions can be considered viable alternatives to Windows 7. Since Windows 7 isn't for everyone, we've found eight alternatives that you'll want to try out. In addition to Mac OS X, they range from basic consumer versions to enterprise-friendly Linux distributions that could solve a real need in the corporate world. In either case, they are worth considering before jumping into Windows 7.
 
 
 

Open-Source and Mac Alternatives to Windows 7

by Don Reisinger
Open-Source and Mac Alternatives to Windows 7
 
 
 
 
 
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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