Bloggers And Their Operating Systems

Bloggers And Their Operating Systems

Everyone probably knows by now that they can get their quota of blogging done on any operating system.

When it comes to doing anything else, people will have their unique preferences as to which operating system will fit their needs.

In my case, I never hid the fact that I use Arch Linux for all of my computing needs and that the only time that I would venture outside of the world of Linux is to test the beta versions of the Jetpack mobile app on my Android smartphone.

Anyway, today we are going to do an in-depth discussion on some of the operating systems that bloggers use for creating their blog posts.

A Lot Of Bloggers Use Windows For Blogging

Where operating systems are concerned, Microsoft Windows is the dominant force (It has become a household name).

Regarding the usage of Microsoft Windows, they are either on Windows 10 or Windows 11.

By the way, there are a handful of Microsoft Windows users who are still using Windows 7; they are still using it because:

  • It was the best version of Microsoft Windows that they had ever used.
  • They hate Windows 10 and Windows 11.
  • Their computer is too old to run Windows 10 or Windows 11.
  • They cannot afford to buy themselves a new computer.

Sorry, Windows 7 users; you are putting yourselves at risk because Windows 7 no longer receives security updates.

Why should you do any sort of blogging on an operating system that is insecure?

From a logical perspective, you should not!

If you insist on using Microsoft Windows, I recommend buying a computer that comes preinstalled with Windows 11.

And, if you cannot afford to buy a new computer and it is too old to upgrade to Windows 11, I recommend that you install Linux on it.

One of the distributions that I like to recommend to newcomers to Linux is Linux Mint.


Because Linux Mint is very user-friendly.

Anyone who would like to know how to go about installing Linux Mint on their computer should read, How to Install Linux Mint (The Simplest Way Possible) by Abhishek Prakash.

Dear friend, I want you to do your blogging on a safe and secure operating system and not one that is so insecure that you risk having your password stolen each time you log into your WordPress account.

A Lot Of Bloggers Use macOS For Blogging

People who hate Microsoft Windows and prefer to use a less problematic operating system, usually gravitate towards macOS.

In all honesty, I really cannot (and will not) feel any hatred for those who have invested their money in an iMac or a MacBook Pro (Their intention is to do their blogging without experiencing all of the technical issues that Microsoft Windows users face).

Regarding macOS, I would want bloggers to use the versions of macOS that are still receiving security updates from Apple and, of course, avoid using those that no longer receive security updates.

People who use an iMac or a MacBook Pro for blogging are usually well off financially. In the event were their devices have reached a stage where they longer receive security updates from Apple, they will replace them with newer models.

By the way, if you are the tech-savvy type of person who has an old Apple computer hidden away somewhere in your storeroom, you can bring it back to life by installing Linux on it; the article, How to install Linux on a Mac by the folks over at HelloTech will provide you with step-by-step instructions.

Some Bloggers Use ChromeOS For Blogging

Yes, there are people who use ChromeOS for blogging purposes.

And, why in God’s/Goddess’s name that a person would choose to use a Chromebook in the first place?

Well, it so happens that there are many reasons why a person would decide to go the Chromebook route; they range from:

  • The affordability of Chromebooks; the starting price for a Chromebook is way less than a laptop computer with Microsoft Windows or macOS on it.
  • Being easy to use; the layout of ChromeOS is intuitive (Anyone who has ever used a computer before should be able to find their way around a Chromebook).
  • Chromebooks are well-known for their long battery life (Which is a plus for those people who do most of their blogging outdoors).
  • Chromebooks’ security; they have built-in virus protection and they receive automatic security updates.
  • Users (especially those who rely heavily on the Google ecosystem) have on-the-go access to services like Gmail, Google Drive and Google Docs.
  • Users enjoy utilizing Google’s cloud-based storage.

Hey, if you like ChromeOS and it is your sort of thing, you might as well continue using it (That is provided that your Chromebook is still receiving updates).

Unfortunately, there will come a time when your Chromebook’s regular updates will come to an end; if you are a new Chromebook user and you wish to learn more about this, you should read, Check When Your Chromebook’s Update Will Stop.

Some Bloggers Use Linux For Blogging

Now, you should not be surprised by the fact that there are people who use Linux for blogging (After all, I often talk about blogging on my laptop computer with Arch Linux installed on it).

Linux is highly reliable; it works well on both new and old computers.

Some bloggers are known to utilize the following distributions of Linux for blogging:

For the record, the Linux distributions that I have mentioned here are only a proverbial drop in the bucket (There are hundreds of them and the number seems to be increasing at an exponential rate).

A Small Handful Of Bloggers Use FreeBSD

Believe it or not, there are people who use FreeBSD (Therefore, it should not come as a shocker that there are bloggers who use it).

Who the hell uses FreeBSD?

Well, for starters, people who use FreeBSD are the tech-savvy ones (They are the Jedi of the computer world).

FreeBSD is often used by those people who are:

  • System administrators.
  • Hardcore computer enthusiasts.
  • Serious about security, a stable system and performance.

Sorry, FreeBSD is not for the average computer user.

Anyone who is interested in jumping on the FreeBSD bandwagon should know exactly what they are doing.

Many Bloggers Use Android For Blogging

Currently, WordPress has countless users who blog via their smartphones (They access their WordPress blogs via the Jetpack mobile app installed on their Android smartphones).

Apparently, the future of blogging has gone in the direction of mobile (Those who do not use their smartphones to publish their blog posts use their tablets).

Android is a popular choice among many smartphone and tablet users because:

  • It is readily available (You can choose among the many brands for the device that fits your needs).
  • It allows Google fanboys and Google fangirls to gain access to Google’s services — services like Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and Google Docs.
  • It allows them to do many internet-related things while they are on the go.

If you are an Android user, I strongly advise keeping your smartphone’s security updated.

All Android users that are sincerely interested in keeping their smartphones safe and secure should read, How to Keep Your Android Safe From Viruses by Ray Ali.

Also, I am strongly against anyone using a version of Android that is no longer receiving security updates.

Many Bloggers Use iOS For Blogging

The iPhone is viewed by many as a premium handheld mobile device (It should be premium because they paid a premium price for it too).

Those who are comfortable with Apple’s ecosystem will, of course, gravitate towards using an iPhone.

After all, they blogged on their iMac or their MacBook Pro without experiencing any technical issues with their Apple device.

The blogger who uses iOS is usually the type of person who:

  • Is serious about their privacy.
  • Is a proud user of Apple products.
  • Is someone who has lots of money to spend.

Most people who blog via their iPhone had great things to say about it.

Some Bloggers Use iPadOS For Blogging

Those bloggers who are deep into the Apple ecosystem are known for using their iPad with iPadOS for blogging.

On a positive note, the iPad has a much larger screen real estate; which makes it perfect for blogging.

If I were given the choice of using an iPhone or an iPad for blogging, I would choose the iPad.


Because I would be able to type out blog posts faster on its virtual keyboard — one that is way larger than that of the virtual keyboard on the iPhone.

Final Thoughts

Bloggers from around the world blog happily on various operating systems.

No matter which operating system you use for blogging, it is advisable to keep it fully up-to-date.

And, out of curiosity, what operating system do you use to create and publish your blog posts?



  1. vesnab7 says:

    Very detailed and informative article. You covered them all. Well done, Renard! 👏

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    1. 🙂 Thank you, Vesna.

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  2. kounselling says:

    chrome notebook. I am one of those… daft ones…

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    1. 🙂 Thank you for bringing that to my attention.


  3. Hi. Sorry to be a pain, but you seem to know an incredible amount about blogging, and using jetpack etc….. I am wondering whether within either Jetpack or WordPress app – using a mobile, there is a way to add advert blocks? I can find how to add images etc…. but not ads. Thankyou.


      1. Thankyou, I will have a look at this.

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  4. Lucy Thomas says:

    The temptations to try them all is very high now haha!
    Personally I use a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ on Dex mode (with a physical keyboard) and Google Pixel 6A, so Android with Samsung and Google operating systems.

    I use my Tab S7 for University so it just works out better for me.

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    1. 🙂 Thank you for letting me know that you do all of your blogging via the Android operating system.

      Do enjoy the rest of your day, Lucy.

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  5. Sadje says:

    I’m the iOS user.

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    1. 🙂 Thank you for sharing that with me, Sadje.


      1. Sadje says:

        I feel the laptop is too tedious for me

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        1. 🤔 Hmm. So, does that mean that you would never use your MacBook Pro for blogging?

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          1. Sadje says:

            I gave it to my grandson for his school work.

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            1. 🙂 That was rather nice of you, Sadje.

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              1. Sadje says:

                He needed it and I want using it. Now I don’t feel guilty about it anymore

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  6. Liz says:

    I do have my Ubuntu laptop still. But most of my time is blogging from my android phone. It’s only occasionally I use my laptop when typing up blog posts.

    I have always wondered whether to get a chromebook laptop as my second laptop, as a back up. But I have held myself off the idea.

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    1. 🙂 Liz, you are certainly a versatile blogger; using both Linux and Android (That is quite impressive).

      Regarding ChromeOS, I would suggest that you find a friend or a relative who has a Chromebook so you can find out more about it.

      There is also the option of finding out more about ChromeOS from one of the employees at a computer store (Hopefully, you might get a bit of hands-on experience when you are there).

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      1. Liz says:

        I am used to my phone because of having too. This is the only internet I have for some years now as cheaper than what I used to have at home. So this is why.

        I don’t know anyone who uses Chromebooks. But after reading further on the expiry thing you mentioned, I think it’s becoming more of a no. I think it would more likely be another linux now, if I did, unless I used a larger android device.

        Thank you for this post. 🙂

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        1. 🙂 You are welcome, Liz.

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  7. Renard you really come through in times of need. I’m on Windows 10 desktop and iphone11. I would love to use my desktop but there are circumstances beyond my control. My phone is ok. As a new website owner I really wish I could use my computer 🙏🏽

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    1. 🤔 Hmm. It sounds as though you are having technical issues with your desktop computer.

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      1. Xtra technical 😢


        1. 🤔 You have two options; you can send it to a qualified computer technician and have them sort out the issue for you or install Linux Mint on it (The choice is yours, Nicole).

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          1. I just tried, my computer is not loading. I think someone has already jacked me😢


            1. 😯 Okay, that is not good.

              It looks as though you have no choice but to consult with a computer technician.

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              1. Thank you Renard

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                1. 🙂 You are welcome, Nicole.

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                  1. Hello Renard, I hope I found the issue. My web browser settings had completely changed. I’m on windows 10. My next question is, is it best to use the browser or the WordPress app on the computer?

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                    1. 🙂 I recommend using the web browser to access WordPress on the computer.

                      I also recommend downloading an additional web browser (It will come in handy the day the other web browser is giving you trouble).

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          2. I will try again. Ever time I get it working properly this happens when I gain momentum. I may be being censored for some reason. 🛐


  8. Rebecca G says:

    Nice thread Renard. I think people should remember that when it comes to security as well, changing passwords on a regular basis and varying them is one of the best things you can do to protect yourself.

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    1. 🙂 Thank you, Rebecca.


  9. Renard your posts inspire me to blog 🙂

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    1. 🙂 I am pleased to know that, Aaron.

      Thank you for participating in the discussion.


  10. Robin says:

    I post via email most of the time, so the OS doesn’t really matter whether you post from a browser or via email as I do. I can post from any computer regardless of it’s OS. I blog about Linux for a lot of reasons, but it makes no difference in how I blog.

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    1. 🙂 Thank you for sharing that with me, Robin.


  11. John says:

    I’ve been a Mac OS guy for many years now and wouldn’t even know how to use a Windows machine!

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    1. 🙂 Thank you for sharing that with me, John.

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      1. John says:

        You’re welcome, Renard. 😊

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  12. Esoterica says:

    I’ve been using Linux Mint for years and it’s great! I’m not the most tech-savvy, but it’s got an intuitive UI, very reminiscent of Windows, but with better security and the ability to customize a bit.

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    1. 🙂 That is wonderful to know, my friend.

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  13. Great article! You do a fair analyses for each platform.

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    1. 🙂 Thank you!


  14. RasmaSandra says:

    My friend Nick who is an IT specialist set me up with a system I call complex because I am not technical at all. I can say that it works and I have all the possibilities and always have internet access. I have Linux with the search engine Vivaldi. If problems I close that and I have Firefox. Finally Google Chrome. He wanted to be sure that I would not panic if one system or search engine failed me because my anxiety would rise.

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    1. 🙂 Thank you for sharing that with me, my friend.

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  15. Pooja G says:

    Really interesting post. I’ve been hearing a lot about Linux but haven’t tried using it myself.

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    1. 🙂 Thank you, Pooja.

      There are Linux distributions that are easy to use as well as those that are somewhat difficult.

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      1. Pooja G says:

        I’ll have to look into that. Luckily my cousin is great at tech stuff so I’m sure he can help.

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  16. Tremendous blog post Renard. A pertinent in depth discussion on bloggers and their operating systems. As a Fashion Blogger I use Android because my smartphone or mobile is an Android user thus this is convenient for me to just blog here as the posts are readily available since you can just search the link even on search engines such as Google, Bing or Yahoo.

    One day when I have an iPhone I would love to use iSOS or Macbook and all the others here you mentioned🔥🔥🙌

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    1. 🙂 Thank you, Mthobisi.

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  17. Eugenia says:

    Excellent and comprehensive post on operating systems, Renard. I use Windows 11 and can’t say that I love it but it’s what I know best. I don’t necessarily have problems with Win 11 except I don’t like the way the File Explorer organizes things. The laptop I’m using now came with Win 11 and runs fast and smoothly.

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    1. 🙂 Eugenia, it is nice to know that you do not have any technical issues with Windows 11 and that it has been running fast and smoothly.

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      1. Eugenia says:

        Most welcome, Renard.

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  18. Karmi says:

    I tested Chromebooks a couple years ago to see if I could install full versions of Linuxes on them. The 2 HP’s would not allow Linux to be installed so gave them away—both were about $300 total (100 and a 199). The SAMSUNG Plus V2 was about $314 back then (270 now?) — 12.2″ touchscreen 1920 x 1200 is now a Fedora 37 Linux Laptop/Tablet/Sketchbook. Disliked the Chrome OS, but the laptops I tested were all well built. I have a Dell XPS13 also, and the Samsung’s battery life puts it to shame, but the Dell’s hardware is much more powerful—which shortens battery life. I blog on a desktop computer tho…

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    1. 🙂 Thank you for sharing that with me, Karmi.


  19. Kathy says:

    So much information. Made me realize how much I don’t know. I use my iPhone or my laptop to create my blog.

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    1. 🙂 Thank you for letting me know that you use your iPhone and your laptop for blogging purposes.

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  20. Thinkerlogy says:

    Hi Renard, thanks for sharing this post 😊
    I blog using Linux Mint and recently started using Pop!_OS.

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    1. 🙂 You are welcome, my friend.

      I hope that you are currently having fun with Pop!_OS.

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      1. Thinkerlogy says:

        I had been using Linux Mint on 2nd hand Thinkpads. Chanced upon this company System76. Took the leap and now quite happy with it.

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