Originally Posted by sparky_phantom
What do you think is the best OS? I am kind of new and want to know what people think about the different OS's. I want a OS that pretty much everything just come close to working right when I install the OS. I want the OS to also have VNC already setup or easy to set up so my Windows can connect to it. So what do you think is the best?
If I had to answer your question purely on face-value, I would immediately answer: "Macintosh."
And let me be clear: I am writing this on a Linux box that is about five feet away from a Windows box and eleven feet away from a Macintosh. I own all three. I use all three. Every day.
The bottom line, though, is this: "an operating system is a tool for a job. Nothing more, nothing less." It's "a means to an end;" never
"an end unto itself." There are certain things that you want to do with the system, and you're looking for the shortest and most direct path that will get you there.
"What you want to do with the system," then, is the operative question. If "what you want to do with the system" is to run Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services because you've determined that SSAS is "the best tool for the job," then you spends your money on the appropriate hardware and the appropriate software and you goes to work on the job,
for which all of that hardware and software is "a means to an end, not the end unto itself."
"Best OS?" There ain't one. Never will be. Every job is different.