Which is better: Windows or Linux?
The situation with the most popular in Russia operating systems Windows and Linux is very similar to the situation with other products - for example, with Nvidia and ATI video cards. And still the debate about what is best - Windows or Linux, does not subside. We will present you a different view on this problem - from the point of view of the specific tasks being solved by one or another OS.
Linux or Windows
Comparing these systems, it is necessary to take into account that in their qualities they are completely different. It is the same as comparing, for example, kefir and ryazhenka or comedy and melodrama - someone prefers one thing, someone else. Also, these operating systems (operating systems) - they are just very different. Windows is a ready-made solution with a large set of functions, Linux is a kind of designer that can be customized to fit your needs. This is where the main difference between Linux and Windows lies in the ability to adapt this OS to completely different tasks. And Windows, in turn, is perfect for those who do not want to delve too deeply into the OS settings - everything is already configured, but configured in a certain way, and it will be rather difficult, though possible, to reconfigure.
Windows and Linux: comparison
First of all, Linux, unlike Windows, is a free operating system. After installation, you can completely free use many applications and programs to perform various tasks. As for the functional component, here today the systems are approximately equal, although not so long ago Windows could perform many more tasks. Another important difference between these systems: Linux, unlike Windows, is not an operating system as such. Linux is the core of the OS, on the basis of which a large number of special programs designed to perform various functions are released. Now we compare these systems in terms of malware (software). With Windows it is clear - viruses and spyware for it is written darkness. However, there is a perception that under Linux (as, by the way, under Mac OS) no viruses have been created. This beautiful tale is actively fueled by fans of these operating systems, who simply idealize them. In fact, under Linux, as well as under Mac OS, a sufficient number of malicious programs are written, although, in fairness, we note that they are several times smaller than for Windows.
Other differences between Linux and Windows
They concern, first of all, the launching of individual applications for each of these operating systems and the ability to cope with the difficulties encountered when operating a given operating system. As you know, all major applications are games, video and audio players, programs for working with graphics and text files, etc. etc. Written under Windows. That is why to install something under Linux you need to know the settings of this system very well. Similarly, you may have problems with drivers (launchers) for various devices. This does not mean that these programs and devices under Linux do not work. They work, but you have to spend a lot of time to set them up. But lovers will have to play tugovato. Well if your favorite toy has different versions to run under Windows, Linux and Mac OS. If not, then you will have to study quite a few special articles on how to run this or that game under your OS - and it’s not a fact that it will work correctly. If we talk about functions such as the safety and reliability of the OS, then there is an advantage for Linux, however, to use it, you need to be quite well aware of the system settings, which will take a lot of time to learn.Then I presented in a list for you the main characteristics of each of these systems.
Comparative characteristics of Windows and Linux
- Windows - paid OS, Linux - free
- Almost every application and PC device has drivers for running under Windows, Linux may have problems with it.
- Under Windows, a huge number of malicious programs are written - viruses, trojans, etc. For Linux, they are many times less
- Even a novice user can cope with some Windows problems, and in order to troubleshoot Linux failures, you need to know the settings of this system well.
- Windows is easier to administer (manage), but Linux is more stable and safer
- Windows is quite gluttonous in terms of resources, but Linux is much less demanding on the resources of your PC
- Under Windows, almost any game is launched; to run some games under Linux, you may need professional knowledge or the use of additional programs.
- To work in Windows, the user does not need any special knowledge, since it is already “ready for use”, in Linux you need to delve into the settings, but you can customize it for your specific requests.
Thus, each of the presented systems has both its own strengths and weaknesses, and the questionwhat to choose - Linux or Windows does not have a definite answer and cannot be - everything is determined by the requests of a specific person. As you probably noticed, these systems are too different and are suitable for different needs.