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Windows XP, 7, or Mac... Which should I install?

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#1 The-Blob


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Posted 02 July 2010 - 09:52 PM

I currently have a Dell OptiPlex GX520 with 2GB RAM, Pentium 4 3GHz and it currently is running Windows XP Pro. I need to reformat my computer, and I was wondering if I should go ahead and upgrade to a new Operating System. I was thinking of Windows 7 or Mac. I am already comfortable and cozy with Windows XP. Is it worth reformatting with Windows 7? I'm just a bit worried all my programs will not be compatible with 7, even though it has XP Mode. Then I thought about Mac, but I wasn't sure if it'd be worth finding all new programs that work for Mac. :blink:

So basically, tell me what operating system you have, what you like and don't like about it, and any recommendations you may have. Thanks :wacko:

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#2 RainbowSix


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Posted 05 July 2010 - 01:09 AM

You can't install Mac OS on a PC; at least, not legally. Windows 7 would be the better choice. Mainstream support for XP ended in 2009, and until 2014 there will only be critical security updates. Windows 7 will have mainstream support until 2015, with extended support lasting even longer.
My brother upgraded from XP to 7 recently and there was a significant performance increase. His system is similar to yours.

Edited by RainbowSix, 05 July 2010 - 01:15 AM.

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