Having a gaming laptop or monitor is not actually where it ends, equipping it with the best operating system is necessary. Gamers should understand what the best operating system for gaming is and how to use the best.
The operating system attached to your gaming laptop determines its functionality, responsiveness, and possibility for game lags and shuttering.
An Operating system takes care of controlling the software and hardware performance of your computer. This includes attached peripherals, CPU, RAM, and storage devices.
There are different types of operating systems, and for one to be labeled as the best, it should be able to pass the test of time and perfectly handle all gaming structures; FPS, MMOs, and RPGs.
There are 3 popular types of operating systems; Windows, Linux, and MAC OS. These three operating systems are known to function effectively through all computer interfaces and gaming structures and are considered to be the best operating system for gaming.
However, understanding how these systems work and their strength will help you in making good purchase decisions. We will be offering you the best operating system for gaming in the market, an analysis of what made them the best, and price comparison on how you can get them.
Best gaming Operating System – Windows
UPDATE: The latest version of windows, windows 11, is believed to be the best operating system made so far by Microsoft, and of course makes it best for gaming, based on reviews from beta testers.
We will definitely update this post as soon as the OS has been made available to the public, to share our experience.
1. Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 is the latest update in the Windows operating system which doesn’t just give you an updated platform for gaming but provides the latest protection from malware, phishing, and virus.
Windows 10 is built to a compatible structure to meet different game interfaces; Xbox app, Xbox controller, and Xbox One game streaming.
It works with your PC hardware to provide maximum functionality to games. Although the level of functionality might differ depending on your PC hardware, overall, it provides an optimal game experience.
Windows 10 is designed with a DirectX 12 that provides full support to games and graphics chips. However, you must confirm the compatibility of your PC with the chips.
Why do we like it?
- Security Patches
- Supports Gaming
- DirectX 12
2. Windows 10 Professional
Windows 10 Pro is slightly similar to Windows 10 home aside from the fact that it is built with extra features and functionality.
It provides extra security, advanced data encryption, and a secured platform for the game, and perform any activities you wish to with your PC.
Its security interface stays valid all through the period of using your PC and updates are automatically synchronized during periods of usage.
Why do we like it?
- Extra security
- Supports Gaming
- DirectX 12
Best Gaming Operating System – Mac OS
Apple computers and laptops are built with the Mac OS but you can still decide to upgrade your laptop to the Mac OS functionality. Although not every computer can run Mac OS, your computer must be compatible with it to run with it.
Mac OS has been synonymous with Apple computers but these days, we have HP computers that function effectively on Mac OS; HP Probook. However, for your computer to be compatible with Mac OC, it needs to be designed with a 64bit Intel processor.
1. Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Mac OS X Snow Leopard is one of the best-operating systems when technology and digital advancement are considered.
This operating system is built to provide a faster, easier, and more secured platform. It is designed with advanced core technology, with innovative software solutions that give you an amazing gaming experience.
Mac OS is usually known for its high graphic ability and visual display. This allows you to enjoy clear visuals while gaming. Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the latest Mac OS version and will easily update your operating system from 10.6.3 to 10.6.8.
Why do we like it?
- No possible threats
- High Graphics and Visuals
Best Gaming Operating System – Linux
PC users seem to be growing fond of the Linux Operating system, possibly because of the tech enhancement it comes with.
Linux Operating system is a great option for tech savvies and offers users a personalized platform to customize their PC’s interface to their choice.
The OS has grown to become a stable option for gaming. This is not just a result of their well-built interface and system performance but because you handle other operations while playing your game without occupying a chunk of your memory space.
1. Linux Mint 19.3 (Tricia)
Linux Mint is designed to produce a high-tech, modern, and swift operating system. It has been a loud outcry about the difficulty encountered with using Linux operating system, especially for beginners or non-tech-savvy users; Linux Mint breaks the jinx, as it is structured in an easy-to-use digital interface.
The Linux operating system is built with compatibility with Debian and Ubuntu platforms for 64bit and 32bit PCs.
It comes in the form of a USB stick and it is highly advisable to be installed with the aid of an experienced user.
2. Ubuntu Linux 19.04
Ubuntu Linux 19.04 provides you with high resolutions for your screen, fast response time, and a secure platform, highly secured against phishing attacks, malware, and viruses.
The Operating system works with the aid of the latest technological advancements such as; Wayland and GDM. This bootable DVD includes free updates, a built-in firewall, and a launcher that helps you add, remove, or even hide some of your game apps. This will be useful if you need to conceal some of your apps and software from excessive use by strangers or unwanted friends around.
3. Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon
This is just a slight upgrade from the Linux mint 19.3 Version. Linux Mint 20 Ulyana comes with built-in gaming software and applications like Chess, Firefox web browser, VLC player, etc. It offers 30,000 packages, also runs on Ubuntu and Debian, and is a good choice for game developers.
It is programmed with a strong firewall that offers antivirus and anti-spyware protection. It is built to run on all laptops, especially models of the latest designs.
Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon Latest Version 2020 Bootable DVD allows users to run the operating system in live mode. This gives you the ability to run the operating system without installing it on your PC.
Overall, the best operating system for gaming is Windows, and Windows 10 Home OS to be specific.
Also, Mac OS is an alternative, followed by Linux (which is actually not recommended for professional gaming).
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Matt Connor is a Senior Editor at TechBeastz. He is an experienced writer, creative, editor, and journalist with a deep passion for all things tech and gaming. He spends a lot of time researching about tech devices, gadgets, and software. He specializes in gaming, security, and consumer technology. Matt has reviewed more than 500 products and can be found in front of the computer screen writing product reviews, how-tos, buying guides, and deals news.