Linux or Windows.. Take your pick

United States
May 16, 2007 7:10am CST
Do you prefer Linux or Windows? Are the circumstances different when you would prefer either o/s. For example, for everyday use, I prefer windows. However, if I build a firewall for my home network, my preference is a Linux O/S for stability reasons. In the past I have run firwalls like ISA and Checkpoint which run on top of MS. But I find in terms of resource consumption and overall firewall performance, one's that run on a Linux Kernel like Smoothwall tend to perform better in terms of physical resource consumption on the box.
3 responses
• India
16 May 07
Its is not as easy to choose as Question seems. Both have their own unique features absent in the other. So both are unique in they own way. If you cansider Windows , it is more prone to attack by viruses than Linux as it has around 75000 viruses targeting windows. It doesnt mean that windows is lacking security. Now the recently released Windows Vista has a 4 stage protection to its kernel. If you consider in the aspects of style , I feel that windows has a more GUI interface than linux. Linux allow more versatile features while using internet which windows doesnt offer. It has also many other programmes which is absent in Windows. For example , Linux has a a mathematical tool ,which can be used to draw graphs and perform some advanced mathematical calculation which is absent in Windows. Another aspect not worth mentioning is the cost factor. Whereas windows OS and MS office can cost you Linux is free and can be downloaded from the internet. So to choose between Windows or Linux depends entirely on the user and his needs... and presently I am using Windows Professional as it suits my need and I feel soon I have to Upgrade.
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• United States
16 May 07
Strictly speaking from the cost factor, I'm really tempted to make all my systems linux.
• Pakistan
16 May 07
gpraveenkumar5, i totally agree with you that both the operating systems have their own advantages.
@hexu640 (139)
• China
16 May 07
If give me a choice,I think i will choose Linux.so far as i know,Linux also have GUI interface,and it is more beautiful that Windows.And Linux is securer that Windows,nowdays,a lot of virus in only for Windows not for Linux...LOL....
@alpine_007 (1476)
• Pakistan
16 May 07
i think that both of these operating systems have their own advantages and it is very difficult to choose which ine of them is the best, so both of these are my choices so i would say that if any one wants to have the benefits of both of them then just install both the operating system.