Linux Vs Windows-A comparison between the two!
Today, i am going to share a common comparsion between linux and windows. The purpose of this is to clear the basic concept of those who are using windows and think that linux is weird.First i should tell you what is linux:
"Linux (often pronounced LIH-nuhks with a short "i") is a Unix-like operating system that was designed to provide personal computer users a free or very low-cost operating system comparable to traditional and usually more expensive Unix systems. Linux has a reputation as a very efficient and fast-performing system. Linux's kernel (the central part of the operating system) was developed by Linus Torvalds at the University of Helsinki in Finland. To complete the operating system, Torvalds and other team members made use of system components developed by members of the Free Software Foundation for the GNU Project. "
Comparing with windows:Price Ratio:
Linux: The majority of Linux variants are available for free or at a much lower price than Microsoft Windows.
Windows: Microsoft Windows can run between $50.00 - $150.00 US dollars per each license copy.
Ease of access:
Linux: Although the majority Linux variants have improved dramatically in ease of use, Windows is still much easier to use for new computer users.
Windows: Microsoft has made several advancements and changes that have made it a much easier to use operating system, and although arguably it may not be the easiest operating system, it is still Easier than Linux.
Linux: The majority of Linux variants and versions are notoriously reliable and can often run for months and years without needing to be rebooted.
Windows: Although Microsoft Windows has made great improvements in reliability over the last few versions of Windows, it still cannot match the reliability of Linux.
Linux: Linux has a large variety of available software programs, utilities, and games. However, Windows has a much larger selection of available software.
Windows: Because of the large amount of Microsoft Windows users, there is a much larger selection of available software programs, utilities, and games for Windows.
Linux: Linux companies and hardware manufacturers have made great advancements in hardware support for Linux and today Linux will support most hardware devices. However, many companies still do not offer drivers or support for their hardware in Linux.
Windows: Because of the amount of Microsoft Windows users and the broader driver support, Windows has a much larger support for hardware devices and a good majority of hardware manufacturers will support their products in Microsoft Windows.
Linux: Many of the Linux variants and many Linux programs are open source and enable users to customize or modify the code however they wish to.
Windows: Microsoft Windows is not open source and the majority of Windows programs are not open source.
Linux: Linux is and has always been a very secure operating system. Although it still can be attacked when compared to Windows, it much more secure.
Windows: Although Microsoft has made great improvements over the years with security on their operating system, their operating system continues to be the most vulnerable to viruses and other attacks.
Linux: Although it may be more difficult to find users familiar with all Linux variants, there are vast amounts of available online documentation and help, available books, and support available for Linux.
Windows: Microsoft Windows includes its own help section, has vast amount of available online documentation and help, as well as books on each of the versions of Windows.
Main Linux disadvantage:
Understanding: Becoming familiar with the Linux operating system requires patience as well as a strong learning curve. You must have the desire to read and figure things out on your own, rather than having everything done for you.
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