Will Linux perform better than Windows

@mrfdg1972 (3238)
Philippines
August 16, 2010 3:20am CST
I am planing to reformat my Computers, i have used windows for years now, and i have heard that with Linux we are safer surfing in the web, i want an OS with faster Surfing Speeds.
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10 responses
• India
16 Aug 10
Surfing speed/downloading speed depends on your Internet connection speed and the web browser you are using. Not on the Operating system. But yes,if you use multiple tabbed browsing then sometimes the computer hangs because of low memory(RAM). As Linux consume less RAM and processor than Windows XP/Seven , it would be beneficial to you only if you open 15-20 tabs in a single web browser window. Your pages load speed still be depended your internet speed(speed which your ISP provides you), but your system will not hang.
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@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
Hi there, i get your point, are you using Linux?
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• India
17 Aug 10
Well right now i'm using Windows XP/7 dual boot. But i've used Linux Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.4 and Suse-Linux. I removed linux as i didnt get used to it. You need to have Internet connection running if you need to install any software just after installation as it would not run most of the applications out of the box. You would need to first update it to get most of the things done. For eg, Media player, it would not play any file until you update it. And that's the worst thing i found in it. Rest everything was fine. But still, i didnt know how to install anything in Linux So i removed it and switched back to Windows OS but i'm desperate to try my hands on Mac OSX.
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
17 Aug 10
I like the windows 7, but still am looking for a genuine W7 Os that is not a trial or beta coz it re starts the pc for every 1 hour or so. I will remeber yopur name and will try to share my experiences once i have got installing linux.
@JenInTN (27568)
• United States
16 Aug 10
The compter programmers where I work at all use Linux as their operating system. The funny thing that they showed mw is that it has the capability to take the form of Windows or Firefox and a few other operating systems. That way a person can stay with what they are used too. I thought that was pretty neat.
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• Philippines
16 Aug 10
I have been using linux since march and it is great. i haven't any kind of virus. it seems that virus are meant for windows operating system. since it's been there for a long while same as Macintosh.
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@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
Dear Ms. JenInTN, i did not get "mw"
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@JenInTN (27568)
• United States
16 Aug 10
Sorry...that was supposed to be "me"
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@bloggeroo (2171)
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
Well, with Linux, I have not had to worry about viruses and malware for over a year now. And I also didn't spend countless hours on scanning my hard disk for any virus that may have gotten past anti-virus software. In other words, I'm happy to report that I didn't suffer any loss of productivity attributed to activities meant to protect my system. I didn't spend any money doing that either. So, if you ask me whether life is better using Linux, I'd say I have more peace of mind ever since I started using Linux. Life is different with Linux.
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
how did you install you linux
@bloggeroo (2171)
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
From the live CD. But I had to clear one partition of the hard drive so I wouldn't need to reformat the entire thing. During the 7-step installation, I simply chose the cleared partition and installed Linux there using Ext4 (i.e., it's the Linux equivalent to NTFS and FAT32). You cannot use the entire partition because you need to specify a swap disk so reduce your Linux partition by 2GB-3GB. The path or boot up point for this partition is "/". Next, you have to allocate or create a partition a swap disk. I don't exactly know the proportion, but I used 2GB for a 10GB partition. Since my desktop has only very limited hard disk space, I had to just install Kubuntu Linux because it's interface is a lot like Windows. But in my notebook, I installed Ubuntu Linux first, then Kubuntu Linux.
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
that is clear for me, i will try it my old pc.
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@hexeduser22 (5856)
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
I may not have a first hand on linux but I can say I read a lot of good feedback from linux users. I'm planning a triple booth in my machine and one of them is for linux
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
Hi, hexeduser, You've got to tell more about that triple boot.
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• Philippines
16 Aug 10
I will partition my hard disk into three. One for windows xp/7, the other one for linux (preferably ubuntu) and the last one to a Mac OSX(leopard 10.5.6) If I did it well I'll inform you. It's not that hard for LInux and windows but I'm having trouble in making the OSX work normally in my machine
• Philippines
17 Aug 10
Oh I didn't know that. I only know of Virtual drives. I think I will have to research on that too. Virtual machines aye
17 Aug 10
I've used Windows and Linux (Ubuntu) and all I can say is... Linux performs better, though you'll have problems on websites that uses Silverlight and embedded .WMV multimedia files.
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
17 Aug 10
Hi there, WELCOME to my lot I am planning the ubuntu os, install it in a USB, i was to try it later this afternoon, i was just waiting for another response from a fellow my lotter, that that i have gotten what i have been waiting for, i will install ubuntu in my USB drive. i hope this works.
18 Aug 10
Actually you have nothing to worry... Ubuntu Linux has a "Try without installing" option. So... you can run a full-version of ubuntu on your machine and yet keep your windows. It's what they call a "LIVE" version. But of course, the performance of Ubuntu is much much faster if it is installed. Or if you want you can do a dual-boot. Make sure to install Windows first... then install Ubuntu. It's better this way... because Ubuntu recognizes windows and can work side-by-side with it. Unlike Windows... it only recognizes other windows products (lower versions). But you have my word... you won't regret installing Ubuntu. Actually, it's what I am using now. ^_^
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@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
20 Aug 10
I have my live cd now, but my problem is it wont boot from cd. Am i doing it the right way?
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
i think linux has a better surfing speed than windows...
@yunzhbh (147)
• China
16 Aug 10
I do agree with you ,I feel linux is faster than windows ,what's more it's more safe than windows.I like ubuntu most.It's easy to use.
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
Hi guys Welcome to my lot this is what my lot is all about, sharing valuable info which you can not get from any other Internet sites, i feel secure with the information i get from mylot. thanks a lot for your Linux insights, hope to see you more
@kurumi (85)
• Singapore
17 Aug 10
actually, the surfing speed does not depend on whether you use Linux or Windows. Its how the person takes care of his OS that matters (ie are you infected by spywares? worms? that are slowing you down?) , as well as the physical internet connection and the speeds of the web servers that surf you your web contents. If a Windows user is able to take good care of his computer and is virus free, there is no distinction at all regarding speed of surfing.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
17 Aug 10
You all seems to be speaking alien to me. I must admit that i'm clueless when it comes to computer software. But i'm getting bits of information that maybe i can use in the future. So far i have windows in both my laptop in the office and at home and i just hope that the antivirus detects all virus threats before it gets my computers infected because i'm totally clueless on how to install things in those things.
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
17 Aug 10
You are not the techy type..
@venkit (2957)
• India
16 Aug 10
well it may give you better speed on internet, but are you familiarised with the linux os for other application, so dont threw away the windows unless you are familiarised to linux.
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
17 Aug 10
That is a good advice. We have to familiarize ourselves with Linux, but i will be doing the triple boot option just in case.
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• Philippines
16 Aug 10
logo - cool OS
Hello mr.fdg, I have been using Linus Ubuntu since March, that was the second time my pc crash under windows. i didn't like it, but you know it turned great because i hadn't had virus in months now.although the consequence is that i don't get to use programs or games that i like but i am happy because the way it functions is the same from the day i turned into Linux OS. it's good..most specially if you're not using other programs that is.
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
Can you teach me how to reformat via Linux.
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@fanzejian (372)
• China
16 Aug 10
I never use the linux os ,but I know that the kernel programs of windows really are from linux.so the speed of surfing on the internet with linux will be faster than the speed of windows.OK ,I have no idea how to install the linux os,I also want to try to use the linux os ,It is said that many people being good at computer all use the linux os.that'a all I know.
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
i think we should do away with windows and start using Linux
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