Showing posts with label Linux vs windows. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Linux vs windows. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Diffrence Between Linux And windows


Topic
Linux
Windows
Price
The majority of Linux variants are available for free or at a much lower price than Microsoft Windows.
Microsoft Windows can run between $50.00 - $150.00 US dollars per each license copy.
User
Everyone. From home users to developers and computer enthusiasts alike
Everyone
Manufacturer
Linux kernel is developed by the community. Linus Torvalds oversees things.
Microsoft
Development and Distribution
Linux is developed by Open Source development i.e. through sharing and collaboration of code and features through forums etc and it is distributed by various vendors
Developed and distributed by Microsoft.
File system support
Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, Jfs, ReiserFS, Xfs, Btrfs, FAT, FAT32, NTFS
FAT, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT
Text mode interface
BASH (Bourne Again SHell) is the Linux default shell. It can support multiple command interpreters.
Windows uses a command shell and each version of Windows has a single command interpreter with dos-like commands, recently there is the addition of the optional PowerShell that uses more Unix-like commands
Default user interface
Gnome or KDE (Depends on distro)
Graphical (Windows Aero)
Update method
Many

Windows Update
Security
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.
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.
Support
Although it may be more difficult to find users familiar with all Linux variants, there are vast amounts of available online documentation and help, available books, and support available for Linux.
Microsoft Windows includes its own help section, has vast amount of available online documentation and help, as well as books on each of the versions of Windows.