What is the difference between linux and windows, which is better?

Discussion in 'Linux Discussion' started by bruce_eel, May 9, 2008.

  1. bruce_eel Guest

    bruce_eel
    Some dell computers are loaded with ubuntu linux as an operating system. I've heard that its more efficient than windows and crashes less. What are its advantages? If i were to get a dell laptop with unbuntu loaded on it would I have a tough time figuring out how to use it?
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  3. The Master Guest

    The Master
    Windows - is an operating system designed by a company called microsoft. It made for the average person to use very easily. Since it is such a big business it can put windows on all the computers it wants. So everyone uses it. They also know exactly what the average everyday person is going to need in an operating system so they make it as easy and as widespread as possible. Since it is proprietary as of winXP you can't copy it. You are supposed to buy one copy of windows per machine. Also only microsoft can see their own source used to develop the system.

    Linux - is open sourced. Linus Torvalds, a college student at the time created the kernel as a way to create an open-sourced and free Unix. Since it is open-sourced people can keep it a lot more bug-free as windows. Linux all around is more efficient than windows.

    "What are its advantages? "

    Advantages is it is free, and freely distributable. It comes with free software that can mimmick some of the windows programs. It can use some windows programs. Don't have to worry too much about spyware or viruses as you would for windows.

    "If i were to get a dell laptop with unbuntu loaded on it would I have a tough time figuring out how to use it?"

    Ubuntu isn't really that hard. I would learn how to use the package manager and if can try to learn the bash shell and how it works. Bash is way better than the command prompt.

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