Discussion Questions about Computers

I love computers. They are so helpful in our lives and have helped people to do their jobs, get important information, and even connect with friends and family members all over the world.

Computers have come a long way from when they were first made. Now we can use them for more than just work. We can read books, play games and watch movies on them.

Here you will find a list of questions about computers that will help you have an insightful conversations with your students

Questions about Computers Operating Systems

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware, software resources, and provides common services for computer programs.

I have used in personal and professional life, I have used Windows, Ubuntu and Mac OS.

  1. What’s your favorite operating system?
  2. Do you know what Linux Distributions are?
  3. What do you think about Linux Distribution being free?
  4. Are you team Windows or Team Mac?
  5. What would you like to change frow the Windows Operating System?
  6. Do you think that Mac computers are superior to computer running windows?
  7. Do you think that Mac computers are overrated?
  8. Would you run windows on a Mac Computer?
  9. What do you like the most about the windows operating system?
  10. What do you like the most about MAC OS?
  11. What do you like the most about a specific Linux distribution?
  12. What operating system is the fastest?
  13. What operating system is the less bloated?
  14. What operating system is the most secure?

Questions about Computer Security

Computer security, the protection of computer systems and information from harm​, theft, and unauthorized use.

  1. Are you concerned about your computer security?
  2. Do you use an antivirus?
  3. What antivirus do you recommend?
  4. Do you know what botnets are?
  5. Do you install pirated software?
  6. Do you use a VPN to surf the web?
  7. Do you make online bank transaction in your computer?
  8. Do you have sensitive information in your computer?
  9. Do you use a password manager such as LastPass?
  10. What browser is the safest?
  11. Do you store important files in cloud storage?
  12. Are you concerned about your online privacy?

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Computer

When an acquaintance asks you what computer to buy, you know there isn’t answer for that.

I always like to ask about some of these questions first:

  • Do you really need a new PC?
  • Does the new computer need to do anything specific?
  • What’s your budget for a new computer?
  • Do you like any particular operating system?
  • Do you like any particular computer brand?
  • Are you looking for a desktop or laptop computer?
  • Do you need touch/tablet capabilities?
  • What other factor do you consider important when buying a new computer?


Computers are an ever-present part of our lives and can improve how we perform in academics, personal life, and professional career. But for some people, they’re a necessary evil that feels like it’s taking over their lives.

The computer has become the center of many aspects of modern society – from medical records to social media to banking. With so much information available at your fingertips thanks to technology, you might be wondering what the impact is on computers in your life?

What do you believe is the next step for this device that will make its way into every facet of our world?

More ESL Conversation Questions

If you are looking for more resources to practice your English skills or have meaningful conversations with your students, I’ve compiled a list of some posts with conversation questions.

Check them out before your leave

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Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of EnglishPost.org, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English