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Help Me Choose: Operating System

Windows 11

What is an operating system?

Your operating system manages the hardware and software on your computer. Dell Technologies recommends Windows 11 Pro for business. Warranty support options vary by operating system.

Learn more about Windows 11.

Operating Systems

Windows 11 Home

  • Best for running applications for home and school like Microsoft 365, browsing the web, and managing social content.
  • Choosing Windows Home will provide warranty and support options for personal use.

Windows 11 Pro

  • Best for professional work with Microsoft Teams integration, advanced productivity tools, and built-in security for remote setups.
  • Choosing Windows Pro will provide warranty and support options for business use.

Linux Ubuntu

  • Best for open-source and developer work, with additional security and privacy and essential applications support.
  • Choosing Ubuntu Linux will provide warranty and support options for business use.

Chrome OS

  • Best for easy access to cloud-based applications, implementing system-wide policies, and keeping data safe with built-in virus protection.
  • Choosing Chrome OS will provide warranty and support options for business use.

Chrome Enterprise

  • Best for Enterprise customers with needs for device management.
  • Compatible with a wide variety of endpoint management solutions, like Workspace One from VMware.
  • Choosing Chrome Enterprise will provide warranty and support options for business use.

Windows 11 Upgrade

Windows 11 Upgrade

All Dell PCs with Windows 10 Pro currently being sold on dell.com will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. Eligible PCs must meet the minimum hardware specifications and specific hardware is required for some features.

Windows 10 Pro (includes Windows 11 Pro License) means your system is preinstalled with Windows 10 Pro and comes with a free Windows 11 Pro license included, allowing you to upgrade to Windows 11 Pro when ready.

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