Well i have my hands on many of the operating systems basically either of Windows family and Linux family. So i will quickly review my experiences regarding them.
Windows 98 –
It was the first operating system i used..It is good for learning and playing with it. It is simple and user friendly. My rating are as follows
Security (2/10) Appearance (4/10) Utility(6/10) Gaming(8/10) User Friendly(8/10)
I will treat XP is best operating system till developed by Microsoft.Better than Vista. Yes it is. For its omproved appearance, utility and gaming abilities and moreover it is not so heavy that vista.However it has lot of security bugs and useless applications.
Security (4/10) Appearance (7/10) Utility(6/10) Gaming(8/10) User Friendly(6/10)
The only thing Vista has improved is its security and appearance.
Security (8/10) Appearance (7/10) Utility(7/10) Gaming(5/10) User Friendly(4/10)
The best linux flavour i have experienced till now. It is mixture of simplicity and utility. However the basic problem with it is lack of gaming abilities.
Security (9/10) Appearance (6/10) Utility(8/10) Gaming(2/10) User Friendly(9/10)
It is suitable for naive users as it is best implementation of linux and also contains a lots of packages.
Security (9/10) Appearance (8/10) Utility(9/10) Gaming(4/10) User Friendly(9/10)