linux vs microsoft
4 Sep 07
I don't think Linux is better than Windows... Windows is very user friendly, Linux can never match that standard.. Its quite complex as compared to windows.. Infact windows has got much better appeal then Linux.. I have been using windows all my life, and would stay that way, until ofcourse some thing better comes out in the market...
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4 Sep 07
well i doesnot thinks but i really knews it that the new windows linux is much better than microsoft.even i can explain u in2/3 lines. 1.linux is compatable for net but the older windows are also but not as faster as linux. 2.win xp/98 could hang for just opening some of the folders but linux is noty as like other windows. 3.now the main thing is linux works very fast than older windows and have some unbelieveable softwares in it.
• Manchester, England
4 Sep 07
It is difficult to make a definitive comparison between the two becuase they have different benefits to offer. I am running a multi boot system between Windows XP and 2 Linux distributions, each of which has it's own personal points to offer. I am reluctant to cease using either, so I cannot rate one above the other.
• United States
5 Sep 07
Windows is more widely used and installed in most computers at purchase so it is seen as an easier operating system to master. You want to install it from scratch, both Linux & Windows systems are about equal. * Linux is the more secure operating system. The Linux virus is rare and doesn't have an easy or long life. It is like an amphibian in Arabia's desert. That is due to the way Linux is set up on the computer. The owner of the computer does not surf the net as root-administrator, as he/she does in Windows. That doesn't give a virus the ability to get to the root of the system for mischief purposes. Should the beleaguered Linux virus get in, it can only damage those programs in the user section in which it landed. A single computer can have dozens of 'users'. * Making it harder for dark programs to play in a Linux box are the security features of the browsers and the email clients that function with them. The user can harden and block scripts, pop ups, cookies, and just about everything else. The fact he or she is surfing in a 'non-privileged' account further hardens the box. * There are free antivirus programs out there for those who want to be ultra sure. For those who wanna be sure and are kindly enough to protect their windows chums as well there's a program called Avast. I've never caught a Linux virus. I've rounded up dozens of Windows viruses and killed them.