Is your computer still not as fast as you’d like after trying the solutions in our previous articles? If you haven’t read them then you can read them in the links below:
This week is the final part of our Slow Computer series that might just save you from a trip to the computer store or technician.
In this article, we have an easy to use solution, that can make any computer fast, secure and private and bring an old computer back from the dead.
Simply plug in the StartMeStick – a secure and private operating system on a stick and do anything you want online. Pull it out and your computer goes back to the way it was. And the StartMeStick is like brand new every time you use it. Continue reading below to learn more.
What Are Operating Systems?
For those not familiar with computers, you might be wondering – what do we mean when we refer to an operating system?
To answer this question, operating systems are software that makes everything function on your computer. It is the connection between all the computer components, so think of it like a manager that manages everything by making sure each component gets what they need to run smoothly.
Another way to understand the operating system is to think of it as a translator. It is able to translate between the computer’s language (aka binary code), and your commands.
For example, when you want to command your computer to open a file, it is the operating system that will translate your command into binary code so the computer can understand you.
Types of Operating Systems
There are many types of operating systems and we will not go into detail about most of them. Most computer users will either have a computer that runs on Apple’s MacOS or Microsoft’s Windows OS, with OS being the acronym for operating system.
Within each specific operating system, you can have subcategories, or versions. For example, Apple likes to name its MacOS versions after big cats or various locations around the state of California, with the most recent MacOS version being Catalina (named after a rocky island off the coast of California).
Microsoft, however, is more predictable with names, numbering them: Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. (FixMeFact: read about why Microsoft did not release a Windows 9.)
If you have Windows 7 (or recently upgraded), you likely know that Microsoft recently stopped support for Windows 7 – meaning it’s no longer a secure OS to browser the Internet with. If you upgraded to Windows 10 then your computer is still running on Windows operating system, but just a different version of it.
How A Slow Computer May Be Caused by Your Operating System
Today, Windows OS and Mac OS are the two dominant operating systems on the market. Besides being user-friendly, the two are also built-in with other useful programs, but at the same time can slow your computer down.
For example, bloatware or special effects on the Windows 10 may be running in the background without your knowledge. Tracking programs put in by Microsoft or Apple could also be running in the background to track your every move in Windows or Mac OS and cannot be turned off, which in turn slows your entire computer down.
Which Operating Systems Are Fast?
Most computers you purchase from the store come with the operating system pre-installed. But if you’ve ever built your own custom computer, then you’ll know that you can choose an operating system when setting up your computer that is not Mac or Windows OS.
Believe it or not, despite Windows OS having nearly 87% market share in the operating system world, it is actually not the fastest one out there.
In the technology world, there is a general consensus that the fastest operating system is Linux. In fact, Linux is used on 500 of the world’s Top 500 supercomputers. Some of these Linux-based operating system versions (also called ‘distributions’ in the Linux world) are called Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, and Fedora.
Switching to a Fast Operating System to Speed up Your Computer
If you’ve removed viruses and clutter from your computer it may be time to try the StartMeStick! The StartMeStick runs Linux so it’s fast, and it never slows down. Because it doesn’t save anything, it doesn’t collect the junk that causes frustrating errors, crashes, freezes, and slowdowns.
You no longer have to be limited by the operating system that came pre-installed onto your computer. The great thing about the StartMeStick is you can plug it in and do whatever you want online, then unplug it when you’re done.
Keep in mind that some programs are only compatible with a specific OS. For example, if you use Safari to go on the internet on your MacOS computer, then you would not be able to download Safari on the StartMeStick. But lots of browsers, like Chrome, are compatible across multiple operating systems.
Try A Fast and Portable Operating System on a Stick
The truth is, most of us don’t want to fuss with installing a new operating system, and we like having the option to go back and forth easily! The StartMeStick, our newest product, is perfect for you!
We designed the StartMeStick to give you an alternative operating system that resides on a physical USB stick! It’s portable and can be plugged onto any computer (Mac or Windows!) to give you a private, secure, and fast way to do everything you want online.
It runs on Linux Debian, so it’s extremely fast and easy! The StartMeStick never slows down because it doesn’t save anything; it doesn’t collect the junk that causes frustrating errors, crashes, freezes, and slowdowns. It is like brand new every time you use it.
The StartMeStick is perfect for:
- A computer that is running slow, misbehaving, or no longer receiving security updates from Micfrosoft of APple
- When you want to be confident that you’re secure and private online
- Restoring old computers and reducing e-waste
- Letting kids use your computer. They can’t mess up your computer if they’re using the StartMeStick.
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