Replacing Windows? (Premium)

I've been using and evaluating Windows for over 20 years, but I've always tested its most important competitors as well. This provides a perspective that I find lacking elsewhere. After all, how could I know that Windows was "better" if I'd never used the alternatives?

But yes, I've strayed.

In the 1990's, I began using various Linux distributions, and this was so long ago that when I first downloaded this system, I did so using 1.44 MB floppy disk images. For Slackware.

I also used various versions of IBM's OS/2, and was convinced it was superior to Windows until, of course, Microsoft yanked the key feature---Windows application compatibility---that made this system viable in the first place.

I tested BeOS when it was ported to x86 in the late 1990's, positive that Jean...

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