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Old 07-08-2013, 02:51 AM   #1
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Different between Linux and Windows


Please show me the link which clarify the differences between linux and windows.
 
Old 07-08-2013, 02:59 AM   #2
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Hi,

the following link is often usefull to the uninitiated: http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
After reading the above you'll likely have more questions, so feel free to post them here (some of the forum users are also somewhat familiar with windows).

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 07-08-2013, 04:06 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome to LQ!
The best thing is use google/duckduckgo for your questions

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10t...nd-windows/406
http://www.diffen.com/difference/Linux_vs_Windows
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_t...dows_and_Linux
 
Old 07-08-2013, 08:55 AM   #4
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Please show me the link which clarify the differences between linux and windows.
This may help;
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(Linux is Not Windows) <- 'Refer to the GNU/Linux OS and various Free & Open-Source Software (FOSS) projects under the catch-all name of "Linux". It scans better.' + Great Article

Comparison of Windows and Linux <- 'Comparisons between the Microsoft Windows and Linux computer operating systems are a long-running discussion topic within the personal computer industry.' + Great Wiki
For when you install a Gnu/Linux;
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Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;



1 Linux Documentation Project
2 Rute Tutorial & Exposition
3 Linux Command Guide
4 Bash Beginners Guide
5 Bash Reference Manual
6 Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
7 Linux Newbie Admin Guide
8 LinuxSelfHelp
9 Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
10 Linux Home Networking
11 Virtualization- Top 10

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
HTH!
 
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:59 AM   #5
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Like Rock and Roll and Opera music. Both music, but different.
 
Old 07-09-2013, 09:41 AM   #6
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I have tried to elaborate the differences between Windows and Linux in my blog post. Check it-

Linux Vs Windows- Battle of Operating Systems
 
Old 07-09-2013, 10:14 AM   #7
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There are so many differences you could spend a decade writing them all down. But, in my eyes, the most important differences are these:

Linux is free of charge - Windows is not
Linux is open source - Windows is not
I have never run an antivirus or anti-malware on linux - Windows requires both
Linux distros are 100% customizable - Windows 8
et al
 
Old 07-09-2013, 11:18 AM   #8
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Linux doesn't have annoying popups.
 
Old 07-09-2013, 12:17 PM   #9
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Linux let's me do things the way I want to do them and not the way Steve Ballmer wants me to do them.
jdk
 
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:30 PM   #10
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One example of the difference between Linux and Windows:

I was attempting to do a disk I/O speed test on a new USB drive. I could do sequential tests with dd, but wanted to test random writes of different sizes, etc. I've often seen speed results from a program called CrystalDiskMark posted online and decided to try it. Of course I had to reboot into Windows to run it, I downloaded and installed it, and instantly noticed something was wrong. After some investigation I discovered that bundled with CDM was a handy assortment of malware, namely OpenCandy and Conduit. The homepage and search engine for every web browser on the machine was hijacked without permission, toolbars were installed, and none of it could be easily disabled (default search engines and home pages were instantly switched back to Conduit if I tried to change them). It took TWO HOURS to finally remove all of the malware and reset the system back to where it was when I started. The fun part is, the virus and malware checkers on the machine didn't do a thing throughout the entire process.

There is no almost no security in Windows, it just lets any program do anything it wants. It's a malware and virus developer's nirvana. You might say it's my fault for installing a piece of software that was bundled with this crap, but the problem is that it's SO prevalent. Even Java for Windows is bundled with unrelated desktop search engines and browser toolbars!

This is something that just doesn't happen in Linux, ever, in the ~12 years I've been using it.

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Old 07-09-2013, 12:33 PM   #11
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Wrong, there's a bunch of "weird" security in Windows 7 that is horrific! You can't do anything now because they tried so hard to hide stuff.
 
Old 07-09-2013, 12:36 PM   #12
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Wrong, there's a bunch of "weird" security in Windows 7 that is horrific! You can't do anything now because they tried so hard to hide stuff.
All they did is stick a "are you sure you want to install this software" confirmation dialog, that's it. Click "yes", and the program, and all of the crap that got bundled in with it, is free to do anything it wants do your system without prompting.

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Old 07-09-2013, 12:40 PM   #13
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http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft...81-blue-222175

There. That is the difference between Windows philosophy and linux philosophy.
 
Old 07-09-2013, 12:44 PM   #14
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All they did is stick a "are you sure you want to install this software" confirmation dialog, that's it.
I don't think so. A lot of the programs I have to use/install also require that I place support files in the Documents and Settings tree, they've hidden directories, changed the whole structure, made the protections into stuff you can't change. I forget exactly, but doing a simple MSVC project all I wanted to do was copy an old project over to that tree and re-use it and I couldn't. O.K. ... google for "how do I ..." and it was beyond a nightmare. Yeah I get it when something is just hidden beyond the first level, but some of this stuff ain't, it's buried so deep and protected so strongly that it's so huge of an effort to do one small thing, I ended up just creating a new project; taking time I would've otherwise spent coding. Sort of like the conversion from old Office to New, but 100 times worse.
 
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I don't think so. A lot of the programs I have to use/install also require that I place support files in the Documents and Settings tree, they've hidden directories, changed the whole structure, made the protections into stuff you can't change. I forget exactly, but doing a simple MSVC project all I wanted to do was copy an old project over to that tree and re-use it and I couldn't. O.K. ... google for "how do I ..." and it was beyond a nightmare. Yeah I get it when something is just hidden beyond the first level, but some of this stuff ain't, it's buried so deep and protected so strongly that it's so huge of an effort to do one small thing, I ended up just creating a new project; taking time I would've otherwise spent coding. Sort of like the conversion from old Office to New, but 100 times worse.
You're talking about programs hiding their inner workings from you and preventing you from getting access to files. I'm talking about the operating system allowing programs to do, bundle, and modify anything they want. Big difference.
 
  


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