Microsoft Windows, commonly referred to as Windows, is a group of several proprietary graphical operating system families, all of which are developed and marketed by Microsoft. Each family caters to a certain sector of the computing industry. Wikipedia
Initial release date: November 20, 1985
Developed by: Microsoft Corporation
Platforms: IA-32, x86-64, ARM, ARM64; Previously: 16-bit x86, DEC Alpha, MIPS, PowerPC, Itanium
Written in: C++, C#, JavaScript, Visual Basic
Update methods: Windows Update, Windows Anytime Upgrade, Microsoft Store, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Kernel types:Hybrid kernel(Windows NT family, Windows CE),Monolithic kernel(MS-DOS, Windows 9x and earlier)
The OS as a whole works just fine for the average user however as it comes fully loaded for the average user it also comes with a wide array of what is referred to commonly as bloatware or software that not very many people at all know what it is or what it is for.  To elaborate, bloatware as a topic refers to the process whereby successive versions of a computer program become perceptibly slower, use more memory, disk space or processing power, or have higher hardware requirements than the previous version— while making only dubious user-perceptible improvements or suffering from feature creep.
As for the issue of stability. Macs win on this count mostly because Apple controls the hardware ecosystem (third-party drivers are a major cause of instability on Windows PCs). We’ve even seen blue screens on Microsoft’s own Surface computers. Those looking for the ultimate in stability, though, should check out Linux.
But the huge selling point for Windows is the gaming, Windows is the clear winner here even with linux attempting to push itself into the community Windows still has this one by the collar.  Gaming on macOS....not even close and Linux even further away.


Apple's macOS is a series of proprietary graphical operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. since 2001. It is the primary operating system for Apple's Mac computers. Within the market of desktop, laptop and home computers, and by web usage, it is the second most widely used desktop OS, after Microsoft Windows.

Initial release date: March 24, 2001
Developed by: Apple
Latest preview: 10.15.5 beta 4 (19F83c) (May 7, 2020; 9 days ago)
Developer: Apple Inc.
Kernel type: Hybrid kernel (XNU)
Written in: C, C++, Objective-C, Swift, Assembly language

macOS is a continuation of Mac OS X (later called simply OS X, pronounced oh-ess-ten), which was originally released in 2001. It is built on Unix; as such, it shares many “under-the-hood” similarities to Unix and Linux, most notably multi-user support, pre-emptive multi-tasking, access to the system via Terminal, and the like.

OS X was renamed in 2016 as macOS 10.12 Sierra to match Apple’s other operating systems like iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.  Personally I'm not a fan of apple computers but am definitely a fan of the mobile devices.  The primary reasoning behind such detest for Mac is their restriction on the hardware not to mention their excessive need to outdate their OWN hardware every few years.


Linux is life.  Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991, by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution.

Initial release date: September 17, 1991
License: GPLv2 and others (the name "Linux" is a trademark)
Userland: GNU
Kernel type: Monolithic kernel
Written in: C, Assembly language
Default user interfaces:Unix shell,KDE Plasma 5,MATE,Cinnamon,Unity,LXDE,Elementary OS,Xfce
Linux is the best-known and most-used open source operating system. As an operating system, Linux is software that sits underneath all of the other software on a computer, receiving requests from those programs and relaying these requests to the computer’s hardware.In many ways, Linux is similar to other operating systems you may have used before, such as Windows, macOS (formerly OS X), or iOS. Like other operating systems, Linux has a graphical interface, and the same types of software you are accustomed to, such as word processors, photo editors, video editors, and so on. In many cases, a software’s creator may have made a Linux version of the same program you use on other systems. In short: if you can use a computer or other electronic device, you can use Linux.

But Linux also is different from other operating systems in many important ways. First, and perhaps most importantly, Linux is open source software. The code used to create Linux is free and available to the public to view, edit, and—for users with the appropriate skills—to contribute to.

Linux is also different in that, although the core pieces of the Linux operating system are generally common, there are many distributions of Linux, which include different software options. This means that Linux is incredibly customizable, because not just applications, such as word processors and web browsers, can be swapped out. Linux users also can choose core components, such as which system displays graphics, and other user-interface components.

How was Linux created?

Linux was created in 1991 by Linus Torvalds, a then-student at the University of Helsinki. Torvalds built Linux as a free and open source alternative to Minix, another Unix clone that was predominantly used in academic settings. He originally intended to name it “Freax,” but the administrator of the server Torvalds used to distribute the original code named his directory “Linux” after a combination of Torvalds’ first name and the word Unix, and the name stuck.