Is Linux better than Windows?

@VotreAmie (3037)
United States
March 24, 2007 6:24pm CST
I have read that Linux is safer than Windows. It has less spyware and virus attacks than windows and there are many more software that you can get for free when you use linux. I am considering to switch to Linux because my computer crashed few months ago and I just don't want it to crash again. Is Linux free? Which one do you prefer? The only problem that I see with it is that you have to know how to install it and I don't know how to do that.
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@chakotay (240)
• Romania
26 Mar 07
you might be pretty happy with WindowsXP. But Windows continues to suffer form more than its share of drawbacks: Form the newer operanting system's incompatibity with older software to Microsoft's well-known security problems,Windows still engenders a fair amount of user XP also subjects its users to the indignity of Microsoft Product Activation service: You might have to ask for a new key if you uprade more than one or two major componets.The questions for PC users, of, course, is what's the alternative?If you can't get Windows to work your way, or if you fell like it never will, Linux represents the pinnacle of the costumizable operating system. You can change the entire desktop if you don't link the way yours works.Linux also provides superior security compared to Windows systems, and works on more hardware, form 486 processors to the lastes Pentium 4s. In many ways, Linux is more a set of infinitely rearrgeable operating system building blocks than a unified OS. But Linux still poses a number of challenges to new users.Linux drivers are hard to find for some hardware. Unfamiliar file systems, incomprehensible error messages, and the occasional need to compile applications form source code await Windows users who are considering a leap over OS divide.
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@andben (1076)
• Italy
26 Mar 07
Linux is better than windows of course. I use Linux since 2005 and now I use only Linux, I installed the Mandriva 2006 distribution, a version of Linux easy to install and use. Linux has a lot of advantages respect to windows: Linux is free and virus free, Linux file systems like ext3 doesn't suffer of fragmentation, Linux is more stable than windows, in fact if an application crashes you can kill only that application and continue working. Also Linux is very fast and customizable. Last, but not the least, you can find a lot of open source software for all your needs.
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@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
24 Mar 07
Some versions of Linux are free some are not. I don't think Linuz are better than windows, just different. One thing is for surden... If you don't know a lot about computers you shouldn't switch to Linux. It's not as easy and user friendly as windows.
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