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Old 05-16-2017, 12:39 AM   #1
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What is the difference between Windows and Linux?


What is the difference between Windows and Linux?
 
Old 05-16-2017, 01:19 AM   #2
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you ought to type this text into google (or other) search engine, this forum is unable to return the answer.
but I will give you one link:
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
 
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:26 AM   #3
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you ought to type this text into google (or other) search engine
Hi Bharagavi, welcome to the forum

As an example...

Regards...
 
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:33 AM   #4
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Fundamentally, "they are two entirely-different operating systems."

Other terms for "operating system" are "supervisor," and "system control program." This is the layer of software that controls the hardware and creates the fundamental environment in which programs can run.

Although all operating systems do more-or-less the same things, all of them are different. There are software packages which allow programs written for one operating system environment to run (more or less) in another.
 
Old 05-16-2017, 08:13 AM   #5
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about 600 dollars plus because you have to buy all of the software to run in it too. Even if you want to just try out the software - now you're stuck with it.

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Old 05-16-2017, 11:25 AM   #6
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Windows assumes you're an idiot.
Linux demands proof of it.

Welcome to LQ!
 
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Old 05-16-2017, 11:56 AM   #7
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Windows assumes you're an idiot.
Linux demands proof of it....
Good one!
Thanks!
 
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:59 PM   #8
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Hi.

windblow$ is an OS, Linux is the part that controls the OS and OSs using perhaps GNU\Linux are endless just ask "lawmakers..." Here are a few to try: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._distributions ...have fun!

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What is the difference between Windows and Linux?
freedom!

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Old 05-16-2017, 02:44 PM   #9
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windblow$ is an OS, Linux is the part that controls the OS and OSs using perhaps GNU\Linux are endless just ask "lawmakers..."
Wrong even as a joke.

Both are an interface between "man" and machine. The both do exactly the same thing.
Windows is built and designed for you and you use it.
Linux is designed to be built by you from the parts, and then you use it. - though you can get it prebuilt, or at least the parts prebuilt.
 
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:43 PM   #10
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Linux like Emacs is NOT an operating system! Ever heard of a distro?
 
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:48 PM   #11
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Talking

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Wrong even as a joke.

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Are you jelly because you need bills fist up your keister? HAha...
 
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:06 PM   #12
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No I am not utterly childish!!
 
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:39 PM   #13
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I'll have a go...windows in an OS which began running on single user PCs with appropriate security and controls (not a lot). Linux is derived from a server operating system with appropriate security and controls (a lot).

Windows is seen as more user friendly because it was designed for a single user, possibly new to computers. Linux is seen as less user friendly as it was designed for experts possibly with extensive experience with main frame computers.

Windows leaks like a sieve, Linux requires a bit of thought to break it.
 
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:49 PM   #14
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Linux is a system built by hackers for hackers with the philosophy that "sharing is caring".. Windows is the opposite of this..
 
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:56 PM   #15
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You're correct in that the origigal Windows was developed that way, and has been rebuilt since with updated security and controls.
Linux was never intended to be a user access system and has had to have the user interface (poorly) tagged on as an afterthought.
Windows' interface was designed for general use, Linux interface wasn't designed,but grew up amongst nerds. Windows interface is closer to mainframe interfaces than Linux, unless you go back to teletype.
Windows works, linux has to be made to work.

Linux is difficult to break, because it is difficult to use.
 
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