Bristol Wireless recommends operating systems that are free. Free in the context of free software means having a number of freedoms regarding the software. These include the freedom to copy the software for no charge and to improve it or change it to suit your needs.
There are a number of operating systems which fit these criteria. They include all the variants of GNU/Linux and BSD, which are the ones we would particularly recommend.
When choosing a free operating system you must consider:
- What computer is it for;
- What do you want to do with it.
You can always ask us for specific advice on software for a specific project.
This test will suggest which is the best one for you.
We can lend you a CD and explain all this if you drop into our lab.