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sanjaykr86
10-04-2011, 06:59 AM
What is different between Windows & Linux ?

Onepamopa
10-04-2011, 08:05 AM
sanjaykr86 This is one of the biggest questions there is. There is huge difference between Linux and Windows, and everything depends on what are you planning to do with them.
Also, Linux is free where Windows requires a license.
If you ask more specific question, I am sure that a lot of people will be able to help you with your choice for OS.

okayo0
10-13-2011, 05:31 AM
Windows and Linux are two different operating systems. The purpose of an operating system is to: 1. control all the hardware components that are part of your computer. 2. manage a computer's ability to do several things at once 3. provide a base set of services to programs to keep software manufacturers from have to reinvent the wheel a million times for the same thing.
The Linux operating system was developed from a base of Unix (another operating system) after the Unix systems stopped being free. The Linux people believe in free and open software, and so they "reinvented" Unix, and improved it slightly to make Linux.
Windows is a proprietary operating system owned by Microsoft. It was developed independently from Unix, and its internal details are much different. They should perform the same tasks, however at the deepest levels, details differ, and so a program written to run on Windows will not run on Linux, and vice versa.
Widows comes in several "flavors", like Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP, all of which are slightly different, but share enough in common that programs written for one flavor will run on the others 99.9% of the time.

James-A
10-13-2011, 10:13 AM
There are many application which run only on Windows. Like if you have a website built in asp, asp.net or MS-SQL or you are willing to use any Microsoft application like ColdFusion then Windows OS is the only option for it because its the only OS which supports all these Microsoft based applications.

So choosing the Server Operating system depends upon the applications used to built your website. If you have a website built in asp, asp.net or MS-SQL or you are willing to use any Microsoft application like ColdFusion or any other, you will have to opt for a Windows VPS. If you have a website built in PHP or HTML, than you can opt for a Linux VPS. Windows server is a bit costly then Linux, because Windows is a licensed OS and the some of the applications supported on Windows like MS-SQL Standard or Enterprise edition needs licensing too whereas Linux is open source, so its OS, database and various other applications are free to use.

GardnerBulkeley
10-16-2011, 09:19 PM
The major difference between a Windows and Linux is that Linux is an open-source Operating System whereas Windows is paid. Linux being open source, people can change the codes, add programs to Linux, which will help make your computer better. There are scripts that need a either Linux or Windows to run and a few scripts are cross platform which are compatible with Linux as well as Windows. So the selection between Windows and Linux depend on the scripts that you wish to run. It is considered that Linux being an open source is better in aspect of stability and security.

aoaoo0
10-21-2011, 04:38 AM
And bloated than Windows up, custom is the biggest advantage of Linux!!!!! Although Windows also have embedded systems, but compared with Linux or than. Because the source code open and so can compile Linux, certainly has its good side, a lot of people like this, but, how to say, on the characteristics, for example:

If Windows is a packaged mp3 player, buy back can use of words, so Linux is a pile of mp3 player parts, after he bought back on his own debugging assembly, and then you can use

shanmarsh2
10-24-2011, 07:56 PM
I you have already tried to find and install software from the internet, you might have noticed that there is not much to get out of your internet browser if you ask for Linux software while there are plenty of search results for Windows downloads. Linux has a different way to handle the downloads available for its different distributions.