Linux Vs. Windows

Philippines
March 23, 2010 6:44pm CST
Hi guys, I just like to ask, which will you prefer to use, Linux OS or Windows OS? I know most of us use Windows Os such as, Windows XP, Vista, etc. But Windows OS cost much, so I started to change to Linux OS, cost its free. can you guys give me a hint on how to use linux??
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8 responses
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
24 Mar 10
Hi hardworking! I prefer using window because its easier to use and its have a lot of software to support it. I have not use Linux, so I don't know how to use it, is it easy to use?. Is it very difference with Window until you ask for hint?
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• Philippines
25 Mar 10
Hi Nangisha, Thank you for your response, Yes, I know that Windows is easy to use, but its cost much, the only stable in Windows OS is the Windows XP Pro, and it is already face-out in the market. linux is great, I'm getting a hang of it, Linux is good for an IT Student like me.. :D
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
25 Mar 10
Since you IT student I believe you, I really wanna try it on my PC can you give me trusted link to download. I will keep my laptop with windows.
• Philippines
28 Mar 10
sure why not, I message ypu about hte link, but what kind of Linux would you like?? Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Etc.??
@raj_ka (431)
• India
24 Mar 10
hi, I like to use Windows though i like Linux.The reason is most of the work i do need Msoffice and window OS application. Even though i can use such application in Linux i can not make it compatable to open in windows OS. I havent used linux but as it is free and geniune test are not necessary it is my preferred one. Windows maintainance is very expensive. Linux has differ versions Redhat,Ubuntu and Sco linux which i heard. There are also some versions which are very user friendly like Windows Os. For documents you can use a open office software which is similar to office and works like that. It is good to try once and know yourself as its not so difficult to use.
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• Philippines
25 Mar 10
Hi Raj_ka, Thanks for your response. Like you said, Linux has many versions and its all free, but the only hard thing is I don't know what version to use, as of now I'm testing the Ubuntu Linux, You can save your file in openoffice as a .doc file so you can open it in MSOffice.
@raj_ka (431)
• India
26 Mar 10
hi, I think version clash may come.Have you tried this before. Yes Ubuntu is used largely.
• Philippines
28 Mar 10
hi, Version Clash of Linux? nope, I don't know about it. when will it be release?
@humuun (24)
• Mongolia
24 Mar 10
Hi, I prefer to use Linux. There are many distributions. My favorite one is Ubuntu. You can do all of your staffs with Ubuntu. Theme, GUI is perfect, comparable to Windows 7. Using Ubuntu is simple. There are many application for free to use such as Open Office (just like Windows Office suite), vlc player, Firefox, pidgin(messenger client for Yahoo, AOL, ICQ etc), Gimp for Photoshop replacement. I cannot list this huge list. Just use it, so you will enjoy how it is really simple and powerful enough. Sorry for my bad english
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• Philippines
25 Mar 10
Hi Humuun, Thanks for your response, As of now I only install the Ubuntu using Wubi, but its great, Can you give me a list of games for linux? Tnx.
@humuun (24)
• Mongolia
25 Mar 10
hi Hardworking, But sorry I am not game addict, you can check this list of games the url is http://gwos.org/doku.php/games:start there are many commercial and open source games in different categories.
• Philippines
28 Mar 10
hi Humuun, Thanks for your response, the link is helpful,, thank you again..
@nautilus33 (1831)
24 Mar 10
~ hi. I know that there are many Linux programs and we can use it as windows, but i am accustomed to windows and like it better! it is more funcyional to me~
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• Philippines
25 Mar 10
Hi Nautilus33, Thanks for your response, I also started as a windows user, but as of now I'm starting to use the Linux, I can tell that Linux is much more functional than Windows, although most software is created on Windows based because 70% of the world use Windows in their computer, and as of Linux, 10% - 20% of the world use Linux,.. Tnx.
• Indonesia
12 Apr 10
Im use Windows OS... I use Windows 7 Ultimate... Hmm... Can i ask before i answer? What do you mean Windows OS cost much? I no cost using Windows OS...
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
hi, thank you for your response.. cost much.. how much did you buy your windows 7?? cist linux is for free.
@cidtux (22)
• Indonesia
12 Apr 10
I'm prefer Linux for doing a office job. No worry about viruses. For games, linux maybe not better than windows OS. How to use linux: 1. Go to distrowatch.com 2. Choose distro that you want. For newbies you can choose : ubuntu (shipit free), mandriva, pclinuxos, opensuse, simplymepis, fedora, etc. 3. You must have a internet connection for update or install software. If not, you can download/buy DVD repository. 4. For linux 32 bit can run in 32&64 bit computer system. For Linux 64 bit only in 64 bit computer system. 5. For hardware, most of all autodetect. If not detected you can find in repository or package manager through internet. 6. if all detected enjoy!!! ;-) For games there are repository called "DJL".. list game from A-Z for linux.
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
thank you.. I'll be looking for it.. thanks for the site..
@rosekiss (30270)
• Eugene, Oregon
24 Mar 10
I have never considered using Linux as I have used Windows since I have been suing computers. I am using a laptop that has Windows 7 on it, and it is a very secure operating system. My desktop has xp on it and I don't like it as well as I do Windows 7. I resally don't use the desktop anyway, so I am getting good use from my Windows 7 laptop. I am glad that I bought it, and I hope to use it for a very long time. Take care, and have a very good day.
• Philippines
25 Mar 10
Hi, Rosekiss, Thanks for your response. I do like Windows XP, Windows 7 is so expensive, anyways, thanks for sharing, I'll consider your response.. Tnx..
• Ireland
10 Apr 10
No one can really say which is better as its really just up to everyone interpretation of the product. many people like linux cause its for free, safe, secure, its a quick booting time, but it doesnt run many windows programs and may be hard to understand. where as windows is less safe, runs most programs and slower. i have both installed on my laptop cuz i cant choice:L