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Linux VS Windows
Made By: Micheal Mouner
Windows is the family of operating system (OS) from Microsoft, which is the most famous OS in the world.
Linux is an example of Open Source software development and Free Operating System (OS).
Windows is developed and distributed by Microsoft.
Developed by Open Source development
It is distributed by various vendors such as Debian, Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu etc.
Windows first released in 1985.
Linux first released in 1989.
As on 2007, 92.63% of PC users from all over the world run Windows OS
The market share of Linux is about 0.8%
Microsoft Windows can run between $50.00 - $150.00 US dollars per each license copy.
The majority of Linux variants are available for free or at a much lower price than Microsoft Windows.
MS has made great improvements in reliability over the few versions of Windows , it still cannot match the reliability of Linux.
The majority of Linux variants and versions are reliable and can often run for months and years without needing to be rebooted.
Because of the large amount of MS users, there is a much larger selection of available software programs, utilities, and games for Windows.
Linux has a large variety of available software programs, utilities, and games. However, Windows has a much larger selection of available software.
The majority of the programs will cost anywhere between $20.00 - $200.00+ US dollars per copy.
Many of the available software programs, and utilities available on Linux are freeware or open source. Even such complex programs such as Gimp, OpenOffice, StarOffice, and wine are available for free or at a low cost.
Although Microsoft has made great improvements over the years with security on their operating system, their operating system continues to be the most vulnerable to viruses and other attacks.
Linux is and has always been a very secure operating system. Although it still can be attacked when compared to Windows, it much more secure.
Microsoft Windows is not open source and the majority of Windows programs are not open source.
Many of the Linux variants and many Linux programs are open source and enable users to customize or modify the code however they wish to.
Freedom to use
Freedom to examin
Freedom to redistribute
Freedom to modify
You can’t deny these freedoms to anyone else
Word processing (OpenOffice, Koffice)
Programming (C, C++, Perl, Python, Java, PHP)
Webbrowsers (Mozilla, Chrome)
Email (Evolution, Mozilla, KMail)
Who Use Linux?