How do you compare different operating systems?


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Compare operating systems by examining the technical specifications, compatibility information and capabilities of the operating systems available on the websites of the companies releasing them. PC Magazine offers a detailed comparison and analysis of various popular operating systems such as Windows 10, Windows 8 and Apple OS X Yosemite. Techluminati contains a comparison of Ubuntu, a popular Linux distribution, and Windows 7.

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Microsoft's website offers extensive information on its newest operating system, Windows 10, as of 2015. This version of the Windows series of operating systems maintains familiar elements such as the start menu, task bar, and desktop while incorporating new features like cross platform connections between Windows devices and Xbox One users and Cortana, a personal digital assistant. Information on El Capitan, the newest update to the OS X line of operating systems, can be found on Apple.com. Linux is a somewhat less common open-source operating system based on the Linux kernel. Various distributions of Linux are available, one of the most popular of which is Ubuntu.

PC Magazine provides multiple in-depth articles on the features and specifications of operating systems such as Windows 10 and OS X Yosemite, as well as a number of mobile operating systems like Android's Marshmallow operating system and the in-development Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu operating system.

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