Which do you prefer. Windows or Linux?

@raredog (743)
Philippines
January 23, 2007 7:28am CST
I cannot compare both operating system, because until now I still have not tried using any version of Linux. I have known some info about it from some blogs and forums that it's much stable than Windows and uses less resources/memory from your PC. And best of all it's free. But ever since I was a Windows user from way back Windows 3.11, and now using Windows XP. I would like to try Linux sometime but not at this moment, coz I'm happy and contented with the performance of XP. How about you?
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@kfg20012003 (1037)
• India
24 Jan 07
Linux. It is far and away the more configurable system, carries with it the utilities and abilities that are needed to do serious changes and is probably the most stable when correctly configured and installed. There is no one part that can't be changed, reconfigured or even replaced with an alternative program.
• India
24 Jan 07
Well, There cannot be any comparison between the two according to me because both have something unique in each of them. Though i havent used linux yet but still i read about it and its as popular as windows. Windows is normally preferred because of its ease of operation. So, i'll go for windows but i would really like to use linux some day.
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@muralimn (535)
• United Arab Emirates
24 Jan 07
I use Windows XP. I am very comfortable with the standard design that windows use. Games are really fast in windows. I heard about Linux but haven't tried yet. Still, windows makes me feel comfortable.
@shankru85 (131)
• India
25 Jan 07
I still cannot understand y everybody post that windows is simpler to use than linux without trying out the latest versions of linux...i do not disagree with the point that windows is user-friendly...but linux too has bcome as user friendly as windows....so plz stop lamenting that windows is the only user-friendly OS....as far as the question is concerned, i prefer linux though i have windows in my system for some purposes...and if u do not want to get ur hands dirty u can try out live cds of linux distros which are available free and which can be directly run from cds...i wud recommend ubuntu....it is superb....and it is free..just think of how much money u can save when the os is free and all the softwares that u need are free...anywayz its ones own comfort level that matters....i m very comfortable with linux....but i want to say one more time to everyone that linux is as userfriendly as windows...
@cruzades (661)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Very well said bro, Desktop Linux is now as user friendly as Windows already, they haven't tried ZandrOS, LinSpire, I bet they would be amazed.
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@S4igaz (20)
• Indonesia
23 Jan 07
i use windows since i was 10. and, i prefer windows to linux coz it is a very stable OS, n it has so many feature. Linux is good too, open source, i have a friend who use linux and he said that it was amazing. but, i don't really like linux coz i haven't try it yet..^^
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@raredog (743)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
Like you, I have use Windows ever since I've learn to use computers. I think 90% of end-users worldwide uses Windows. That's why Bill Gates is the most riches man in the world. How I wish I was his relative. lol
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• Philippines
23 Jan 07
I prefer to use Windows because it is "common" and simple to use...
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@raredog (743)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
Yup, i definitely agree with you!
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• Romania
24 Jan 07
I prefer Windows because it's the easyest way to use a computer.
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@sagiskt (23)
• Pakistan
24 Jan 07
I would prefer the Linux cause i have never used it :D, and also i am get tired of windows....
• India
24 Jan 07
linux is much more faster than xp in all cases....i prefer linux its more user friendly.
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• Philippines
24 Jan 07
Our school once tried using the Linux program and the students did not like it. I myself do not like it. Though it is much colorful than Windows, I still say that Windows is a much customer-friendly program. One can easily understand Windows because everything are organized, in Linux, icons are more present, which are sometimes difficult to comprehend and understand.
@dks_ait (72)
• India
24 Jan 07
i have used both linux and windows... while linux enjoys the open source programmers.. ,,... i have started using linux very late.. me too was windows user... and still am not fully conversant with linux.. but linux has much more better security and many other features.. while windows is more user freindly.. so you can say windows is an operating system for a common man.. who does not need to know the intricacies of system.. while linux is more for engg. and scientists and the industry ppl....
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@cuhkiz (568)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
Me too, i havent tried using linux as my OS in my pc. eversince ive been using Windows and its more common, maybe if im going to use linux, it will complicates everything about my knowledge..its like gaining knowledge from zero up.
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• India
24 Jan 07
I have always prefered Windows. From Windows 98 to XP and media center versions that i have used, microsoft has gone a long way to build up a large customer base and support. i won't quit using windows and i am planning to get Vista once i upgrade my PC..... But to learn the basics and for some challenge of using a PC, i may use linux version but windows will always be my primary choice.....
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• Philippines
24 Jan 07
Windows! The best...
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• India
24 Jan 07
windows is windows a very easy to use interface even a layman can learn it very easily and fastly. where as LINUX provides rich security features uses less processor time saving systems resources but its usability is not that simple....once you have a clear understanding of the complete software then only you can go for it.....its better if u continue windows
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@blindedfox (3315)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
I've been using Windows eversince it was first released. I find it easy to use and user-friendly. I've tried using Redhat but I still find WinXP better. =)
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@cruzades (661)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
I was awake that Windows is only operating system that's available in the market, only just late..hmmm, about a year or so, that Linux is right out there for couple of years or a least a decade already, I've started using Desktop Linux almost a year right now (I'm not to expert ye) Linux flavor: PCLinuxOS another interesting OS that is coming out from shell is ReactOS (Windows compatible OS)
@ounamahl (45)
• Estonia
23 Jan 07
I prefer windows. Linux are safer than windows put windows are much comfortable than linux. Windows runs lot of good programs what linux can't.
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• India
23 Jan 07
WEll there r indeed many versions of linux and windows in the open market.....I use linux in my college and it is good the ony thing i hate about it is that not many games r available for linux and i'm a gaming freak and lot of games r available to windows only so i prefer Windows to linux.........and better than these two is the MAC OS try using it it is the best OS i 've seen so far far better performance than WIndows and linux in a 256MB RAM
• India
2 Jul 07
I prefer to use Windows XP. But I would like to try other linux such as SuSe
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@raredog (743)
• Philippines
2 Jul 07
There are many versions availble for Linux out there. Includes Ubuntu and Fedora, etc..