Windows .V Linux
Windows and Linux are two iconic duos that people have been arguing over for a while now. There are a lot of different factors that have to be calculated when comparing two very different things. One of the biggest differences between Linux and Windows is the licences the authors use. Linux uses the GNU licence, making it open source and free. Microsoft's Windows, is not open source, requiring you to buy their product. There are negative and positive factors for both open source-ness and not. If something goes wrong, you have a multi-billion dollar company backing you. But if you are using Linux, you have to fix the problem yourself usually. One of the big advantages to GNU software is the ability to view, and even change source code. This allows ultimate customizability. The ability to customize things also lead you down the path of faster transfer speeds within you're file system. What I mean by this is that Linux by default (on most distros) uses the EXT 4 file system type. Windows uses NTFS. While NTFS has it's benefits, it also has it's downfalls. Like data transfer speeds. You can read more about this here. Has you're computer ever contracted a virus? Well if so, you were more than likely running Microsoft's Windows. Using the Linux operating system, it is extremely hard to get a virus of any kind. This is mostly due to the package management system (using repos over executable files). But a lot of the reason is because there are so few viruses for Linux in general (roughly 33). While in contrast, there are many viruses for Windows. Remember, this page was not created to hate on Windows or Microsoft or non-GNU software.