Best Operating System for Downloads
One question that isn’t usually asked by many people is “What is the best operating system I can install so that I can get the best download speeds and the best features out of the software I install?”. This is a rather tricky question to answer, so we went out and did some investigation to find out what each version of Windows will do for you in terms of your ability to use the internet quickly and to download files. We’re going to start off with a fairly old one now, Windows XP.
Windows XP is one that has been a favourite amongst many. It may be old and have its flaws but it is a very reliable operating system that very rarely crashes or has problems. It is able to run on very low specification computers which is why it is still commonly used today even if companies such as Microsoft would rather people take the plunge and upgrade. Our Ares download fully supports this version of the OS, you’ll find it installs perfectly and is able to run as you would expect it to. However, there is a problem that could affect some versions of this operating system which is where connections fail to close properly. When this happens, it uses up your connection limit eventually leading to much lower speeds and maybe even stopping your downloads completely. A fix for this has been released on the internet but you still need to be aware of it.
The next operating system in the line of versions released by Microsoft is Windows Vista. This was released quite a few years ago and never really took off. This was because powerful specifications were required to run it and it was very slow too. User account control was installed for the safety of users but disabling it was very difficult, which meant users were constantly bugged with notifications when they didn’t want them. Most people chose to skip this but there are some users, so for those people our Ares free download has been built to support it fully. The first version of it has the same problem as Windows XP, though, but this can be resolved by installing the latest Windows Updates.
The one that most people are using these days is Windows 7, known as the latest version of the operating system that has been released as of this article being written. It’s very similar to Windows Vista but has the bad bits removed – it’s a lot quicker, can run on older machines and the notifications are much more simple to remove if you want to do this. There are much more configuration settings regarding your connection too which gives you a lot of flexibility when using it. As you would expect, Ares works properly on this one too and even looks nicer because of the improved GUI that was included in this OS. There is no connection problems that could halt you, although you may want to lower the security settings in User Account Control if you want to make the most of the tool without being nagged constantly.
In conclusion, we think that the best operating system for downloading data and files is Windows 7. It’s the latest version in the series and includes everything you could ever need – You’re provided with very simple options to change, an interface which anyone can use and all of the technology required to use any piece of software you want, as well as a file sharing application like this one. As of today, there are no known problems affecting this operating system so it is definitely the best one to go with. If you haven’t installed this P2P tool yet either, doing so would be a great idea because you’ll be able to benefit from the great amount of work that has gone into making it compatible on all systems as well as providing the functionality needed to give you what you need.