Advantages of Windows over Linux?

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what are the advantages of windows ovr linux?

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ADVANTAGE OF LINUX :

1.The majority of Linux variants are available for free or at a much lower price than Microsoft Windows.
2.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.
3. The majority of Linux variants and versions are notoriously reliable and can often run for months and years without needing to be rebooted.

DISADVANTAGE OF LINUX :

1.Although the majority Linux variants have improved dramatically in ease of use, Windows is still much easier to use for new computer users.
2.Linux has a large variety of available software programs, utilities, and games. However, Windows has a much larger selection of available software.
3.Linux companies and hardware manufacturers have made great advancements in hardware support for Linux and today Linux will support most hardware devices. However, many companies still do not offer drivers or support for their hardware in Linux.

ADVANTAGE OF WINDOWS :

1.Microsoft has made several advancements and changes that have made it a much easier to use Operating System, and although arguably it may not be the easiest Operating System, it is still Easier thanLinux.
2.Because of the large amount of Microsoft Windows users, there is a much larger selection of available software programs, utilities, and games for Windows.
3.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.

DISADVANTAGE OF WINDOWS :

1.Microsoft Windows can run between $50.00 – $150.00 US dollars per each license copy.
2.Although Microsoft Windows has made great improvements in reliability over the last few versions of Windows, it still cannot match the reliability ofLinux.
3.Although Windows does have software programs, utilities, and games for free, the majority of the programs will cost anywhere between $20.00 – $200.00+ US dollars per copy.
4.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.

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  • AndreaF
    Can you add some details that would make it easier to address your situation in particular? Are you asking this as a general question about operating systems for home use, or are you looking at a company network? It would make a difference in pros and cons.....
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  • Barry801
    wow this is going to start a flame war each has their own purpose really to each their own
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  • TomLiotta
    Advantages... for an individual home PC? For a rack-mount print server in a data center? For a database server in a small office network? For a secondary PC? For a particular application? I have a NEC PC at home that OpenSUSE 10.x refuses to load on. Windows has no problem on it, and I currently have OS/2 (eComStation) running on it. How could I list advantages/disadvantages? And I have the latest Ubuntu distro on another PC -- it cannot properly handle the display, giving a maximum 800x640 resolution while Windows handles 1280x1024. No one on any forum I've run across can give any advice beyond links to the same web pages that don't supply a useful answer. OTOH, when my Windows PC are no help in figuring out why my home network isn't communicating out to my ISP and to the internet, I can run some interesting tools on a Linux PC and have always managed to track down the obstacle. And I can almost always connect to remote servers that I'm not sure of with one of my Linux PCs and learn how trusted that site can be; I wouldn't want to connect to some of them with Windows. (I wrote "almost always" only because I can't expect it to be safe every time. It has been so far.) To really cover advantages and disadvantages, you have to start with a list of everything you expect to do with a computer... That's a long list for me. I use both Windows and Linux, and then use others too. Tom
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  • TerryHammer
    I have found no issue with running many versions of linux on any of my machines. I think issues stem from user error. There are many books and tool to assist in a successfull linux installation. These resources can be invaulable and may at times be necessary for the best OS experience of your life.
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  • TomLiotta
    I think issues stem from user error. I agree, which is why I went to various forums for assistance. Yet, no one on any of the forums knew how to fix the issues. No user knows everything. To me, that's the fundamental disadvantage of basic Linux. A support contract from some reputable provider is needed or a licensed distro that includes support needs to used when Linux is used for business purposes. The Linux "disadvantage" that may cause the most trouble is the general belief that the free distros are reliable without a need for expert support. While they usually are reliable and work well, there are issues that won't be resolved simply by following instructions. Instructions don't exist for every combination of hardware. (After 35+ years of system work, I've seen a lot of combinations.) Tom
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