Saturday, December 22, 2012

Advantages of Linux Over Windows

1.Hardware issues -Linux has been developed to work across a wide range of hardware. It can be installed on computers old and new, and can be scaled to work quickly with limited resources.In contrast, each new edition of Windows requires greater and greater processing capacity, memory, and storage.

2.Cost -The greatest advantage of linux is that it is available completely and legally for free. This not only includes the operating itself, but includes several of the available programs. Whereas a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium can cost $130 for the complete package. However, on top of that, one must buy Microsoft Office, a firewall and anti-virus software, at the minimum. With Linux, there are several free office suites and several free firewalls.

3.Data failure -Windows always fails  when it comes to data. In Linux, you can backup the home directory and know that you should be able to transplant it to another system.

4.Solution to virus attacks -In case of Linux, threat detection and solution is very fast, as Linux is mainly community driven and whenever any Linux user posts any kind of threat, several developers start working on it from different parts of the world where as after detecting a major threat in Windows OS, Microsoft generally releases a patch that can fix the problem and it can take more than 2/3 months.

5.Supported file systems -Linux supports Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, Jfs, ReiserFS, Xfs, Btrfs, FAT, FAT32, NTFS file systems where as windows supports only FAT, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT.

6.Stability -Linux is very stable,linux systems rarely crash, and when they do, the whole system normally does not go down on the other hand windows frequently crash.

7.Swift booting -Linux boots in a very less time as compared to windows.


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