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Old 01-31-2004, 05:15 AM   #1
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Linux features as compared to Win2k

What are the major features of linux OS as comapred to win2k...??

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More secure
more reliable
depends on file structure registry required.
open source
Old 01-31-2004, 09:33 AM   #3
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Many, many more useful tools included with most Linux distros...more options.
More uptime in Linux
Linux is more fun to play with.

More drivers available direct from hardware manufacturers in Windows.
Generally Windows is easier to get up and running, particularly for a newb.
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It's also much more cuztomizable, which could also translate into more work to get things working how you want. But I used Windows for 2 years, and I still wasn't able to get it working how I like. Linux works JUST how I want it to. Take your pick
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use the search option, there are a plethora of threads (and several quite large ones) in regards to your topic

some off the top of my head:
Y use Linux instead of windows
Make linux easier for the general population
Linux truly isn't ready for prime time
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real experience auditing both systems?

Is there anyone answering this question who has any real experience auditing both systems?

You all say a Linux system is "more secure, more reliable, better" . . . that's so ambiguous

. . . . the reality is, there are plenty of free firewwall programs for Windows 2k or XP, free regularly updated ad & spyware cleaning programs, plenty of free utilitites, plenty of free virus scanning programs, plenty of alternative browsers (such as opera, mozilla, or netscape) that, as far as I know, make a pretty secure system for a lot less price in the long run than the time wasted on a scavenger hunt chasing your own tail finding all the linux equivalents. A lot of these programs are "open source" too. is very compatible with Windows and pretty much puts MS Office to shame

It all boils down to what your individual needs are.

Some like computers to tinker with and know about every little technical specification they possibly can and make an ultra-secure network for their businesses.

Some like the thrill of the scavenger hunt.

Some are people who want to refurbish and recycle good GUI (graphical user interface) computers with decent browsers and application software for immediate user friendliness so that the world is educated at a grass roots level at prices they can pay without microsoft. This is what I love about Linux the most.

However, some p.c. users are just a bunch of dorks with a fetish for science that ends and begins with words who think they are special because they learn a bunch of complex esoteric jargon and b.s.

Some of us have modern hardware that doesn't work with Linux because no one has bothered to make Linux compatible with the hardware or the hardware compatible with linux.


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