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Dmcoder123 07-03-2008 02:55 AM

What is the main Differences Between Linux and Windows ?

lazlow 07-03-2008 03:06 AM

Here are a few of my favorite Linux things:

No viruses.
No malware.
Very few crashes.
Very secure.
Software is free.

jomen 07-03-2008 04:06 AM

The same things lazlow said:

-OS and the software are free - though you can use non-free software too
-can take it apart and build it to be what you want from it - like a lego-box

I know it much better than I know windows though ;)
Maybe this can help to understand too:

smus 07-04-2008 06:49 AM

you can think that linux -> paradise, windows -> hell

pixellany 07-04-2008 10:04 AM


Originally Posted by Dmcoder123 (Post 3202614)
What is the main Differences Between Linux and Windows ?

Searching here and on Google will give you a million answers....

You will need to define what kind of differences you are interested in. For example, the user interface can be very similar. Further, if you just use a web browser, you might never see ANY difference.

Look at the file and directory structure or the actual code in the kernel, and it will be like night and day.

From another viewpoint:
Windows evolved from MSDOS by adding layers of code (some of which MS ported from companies they acquired). All of the evolution took place in a proprietary environment.

Linux (the kernel) was written from scratch relatively late in the game. (After Unix, MSDOS, MacOS, etc.) Linux (the complete OS) then evolved in an OpenSource environment starting with the Gnu utilities that already existed.

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