Windows vs Linux

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Windows vs Linux

Postby barlas » Sun Sep 14, 2003 6:22 pm

AOA!
Linux is much better than windows....

What are the diffrences between linux and windows and how linux is better? One factor is security what are the others?

Please describe in detail, so I can easily explain it to my friends and others who do not know about it.
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Postby farhanksa » Mon Sep 15, 2003 12:52 am

open source.......no licence fee (free )...but in pk windows dont have also:)
u can edit and part of the linux and make and configure it accordingt o u need....
works fine with limited h/w resources...
stable dont crashes like windows...

specially it dont makes ur processor hot :) really not joking i checked the same pc
using linux rh ,win98 and win2k
linux is kewl
98 makes the processor hot
and win2k makes the processor burning tawa :)
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Postby farhantoqeer » Mon Sep 15, 2003 9:52 am

Hi,

Are you asking about it for home use? or its performance in corporate arena not only at servers position, that includes desktop aswell?

If it is about corporate then I have many reasons to stay tune with the great OpenSource OS and other OpenSource Software.

We are running Linux as workstation aswell, not in 2 or 3 computers, mark is now 90 workstations and all are running Linux OS and GNU applications. From last 1 year and 4 months we are running them successfuly. The major difference i have seen is reliability. In said perioud we hardly re-install 10 workstations (not because of any problem in OS, it just happens because of hardware failure or bad configuration).

The other major thing is Copyright and Licences. As we all knows that in near future we will have some calculateable figures regarding software copyright laws and in corparate environemnt it is happeing. Rather buy licenses or switch to Linux simple ;)

When we were using M$ Windows OS there is hardly a week when we havent re-install Windows on 2 or 3 computers. Configuring drivers and installing other software is other mess.

Life becomes easy after getting into Linux. I cant write everything here but it is default choice for us.

We are using Database, Mail, Proxy, Fileserver and Live Backup Servers, and they all are serving workstations running Linux.

All of us (my staff) are using Linux at homes aswell and everything is fine. And any one is not afraid that his brother or sister can damage the system by installing / removing software and also prevent us from virus attacks. When i showed my brother AMSN his reply was (bhai yeh to bohot colorful hai) and from that day he is using AMSN to chat with relatives and friends.

GET STEP INTO OPENSOURCE WORLD AND BE HAPPY
CHEERS!
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Postby barlas » Tue Sep 16, 2003 12:00 am

thnx for your replys. :)
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Postby sakbar » Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:28 am

yup open source greatest gift LINUX, if you are developer there are tons of stuff there to work on, if a networking enthusiast you will find all small to large scale solutions.

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Postby digitalsurgeon » Sat Sep 27, 2003 8:34 pm

another useless topic to debate on ...
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Postby barlas » Sat Sep 27, 2003 9:02 pm

digitalsurgeon wrote:another useless topic to debate on ...


May be.......

Actually i have just switched to linux and told my friends about it, they asked me how linux is better than windows and why should one use it. I tried to search the answer on google etc but didn't find a satisfactory one,

So i just asked it here......

I Dont Need Debate; I Just Need Few Major Diffrences
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Postby lambda » Sun Sep 28, 2003 2:40 pm

barlas wrote:Actually i have just switched to linux and told my friends about it, they asked me how linux is better than windows and why should one use it. I tried to search the answer on google etc but didn't find a satisfactory one,

So i just asked it here......


why don't you just tell them why you switched? what were your reasons for switching?
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