Window versus Unix?

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Window Vs Unix
please tell me why unix not window 
or why windows not unix


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Why Unix?
- Unix is more flexible and can be installed on many different types of machines, including main-frame computers, supercomputers and micro-computers.
- Unix is more stable and does not go down as often as Windows does, therefore requires less administration and maintenance.
- Unix has greater built-in security and permissions features than Windows.
- Unix possesses much greater processing power than Windows.
- Unix is the leader in serving the Web. About 90% of the Internet relies on Unix operating systems running on Apache, the world’s most widely used Web server, which is free.

Why Windows?

http://www.geek.com/forums/topic/advantages-and-disadvanages-of-os39s

Remember, no one single type of operating system can offer universal answers to all your computing needs. It is about having choices and making educated decisions.

BobKberg adds: One other key approach is to find the software you need, and then choose the operating system on which it runs – or runs best.

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  • jinteik
    there are couple of this questions before and i believe there are many answers before that was given in this site on this question
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  • carlosdl
    There is no way to give an accurate answer for such a broad question. Unix or Windows for what ?
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  • TomLiotta
    Unix, but not Linux? Home or office system? Desktop or server system? Small, medium or large scale? Business accounting or engineering/design or academic or...? What is the existing automation environment? What is the background of the user(s) and any support personnel? Is this just a personal choice you're thinking about for yourself? Or is it some kind of business direction? (Homework?) Far too many paths can lead to one or the other, or even a number of alternatives. For me personally, I've been moving towards a couple Linux variants during recent years. I even have one system that I've installed OS/2 on recently (the eComStation release) because I've long preferred it to Windows. Tom
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  • carlosdl
    Well, that is simply not true, and honestly, I don't see how it could lead to a serious discussion. As mentioned above, there are too many factors to consider when comparing operating systems. Some context is needed. I wonder, Is this debate being organized by IT people ? Sorry, I know this doesn't help.
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  • carlosdl
    Just to clarify: In my last post I was referring to a comment by the OP, which said that "nobody would choose Windows when they could choose Unix" was the starting point of a debate in which he/she was going to participate. However, that comment has been deleted.
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  • Meredith Courtemanche
    Unix platforms are losing ground in data centers to Windows, Linux options. Migrating from Unix to Windows brings its own set of problems and dangers, however. Paul Korzeniowski recently covered the migration pitfalls for SearchDataCenter: http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/tip/Overcoming-the-many-challenges-of-a-Unix-to-Windows-migration

    -Meredith, site editor
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