The number of tools for IT Ops professionals to choose from is overwhelming. For this reason, we created the periodic table of IT Ops tools to better define, organize, and explain the IT Ops tooling landscape. It is our hope that it will help IT professionals find, explore, and choose tools for their future IT Ops stack.

In a portion of this table, we address different Operating Systems (OS) specifically. Below you will find a list of the top operating systems per the interactions we measure on the table.

What is OS?


An operating system is the primary software that manages all the hardware and other software on a computer. The operating system, also known as an “OS,” interfaces with the computer’s hardware and provides services that applications can use.

The best OS tools:


Android

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google.


CentOS

CentOS is a Linux distribution that provides a free, enterprise-class, community-supported computing platform functionally compatible with its upstream source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux.


Chrome OS

Chrome OS is a Linux kernel-based operating system designed by Google. It is derived from the free software Chromium OS and uses the Google Chrome web browser as its principal user interface.


iOS

iOS is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware


Linux

Linux is an open-source software operating system based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released in 1991.


macOS

macOS previously Mac OS X and later OS X, Roman numeral “X” pronounced “ten”) is a series of graphical operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. since 2001.


Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a free and open-source Linux distribution based on Debian. Ubuntu is officially released in three editions: Desktop, Server, and Core. Ubuntu is a popular operating system for cloud computing, with support for OpenStack.


Windows

Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft. Each family caters to a certain sector of the computing industry.


View the periodic table here