Hello, sometimes i think about all the main operating systems and the pros and cons. windows:xp is genrally reliable. easy to use and if you have problems its easy to get help from online or from friends family techies etc. but there is the registry. the main problem with windows its the reason you need to reboot to install even the most simple program. vista slightly different interface. secuirty is an improvement but stil very difficalt to use a limited user account all the time. plus all the extra disc space needed,major slow file transfers and genral slowness. Linux:free,stable base (Unix) many big companies wont opensourse their drivers. if i install nvidia drivers on windows do i get an nvidia splash screen everytime i boot my pc? no so why should i on linux? after all i paid for that hardware why should it matter what OS i run. installing drivers, programs and plugins can be hit and miss. some distros like opensuse have one click installers for drivers and plugins. can have issues thou. just think of an everyday thing most people do on their computers. a friend sents someone a link to a funny youtube video. on a windows machine using what most people would use internet explorer as web browser it informs you that you need adobe flash player so you click to install follow the instuctions wait awhile says install successfull and you go back and watch the video. now in most linux distros browser firefox you get given the same funny youtube video you get directed to the adobe website and have a choice. say .rpm yum normall a third but i forget which one atm. how would the adverage joe know which one to choose? if they choose the right one and open it with the package manager install successfull, close their internet browser, reopen and the video should work. if it doesnt the user may just go back to windows. java is the worst the instuctions from sun give lots of commands to type in to a terminal the adverage user would definatly go back to windows at that point. luckily sun has allowed jave to be opensourse now i think so some distros have it preinstalled. its not preinstalled on solaris thou strangely. IMO linux was designed by programmers for programmers. not for the mainstream. OSX and mac: stable reliable OS no driver issues. their is a reason why. apple sell, macbook,macbook pro,Imac and mac pro. thats all they need to support. of course they wont have any driver issues. the main reason OSX is so stable and reliable. of course then there is the price. a basic macbook costs £700 if apple allowed OSX to be installed on anyhardware they wise they would very likely have driver issues, more problems with the OS etc. i dont acually like the feel and look of OSX much. its to flashy IMO. i just want to use the thing i dont want a sing and dance everytime i open an application. their is flaws with every OS. what i want is the easy of use of windows. you shouldnt have to type in loads of commands to install programs or pay a premium to get a stable OS that is easy to use and reliable. the programs that are avalible on windows. the reliability and uptime of a UNIX based OS. that means the GUI is separate to the system and only needs reboots for kernel updates. have a proper commandline terminal for people who want to use it. i wouldnt mind paying for it. one type of package for installing software. be able to use alimited account all the time and only be given enough rights to do the task at hand.shouldnt be given full admin rights just to install a new piece of software. i mean if you hired someone to fix your toliet would you give them all access to everything in your house and leave them unattended? no then why should you give a program full access to your system? the desktop effects from unix based OS. comment on what you think about what i said about the OS's comment on what you think about what i think would be a near perfect OS and what you like and also what you would change.