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Linux vs. Windows: 6 comparisons will make you choose whichever is right for you

 


It's an epic old battle between operating systems that have caused many wars, controversies, and bigoted behavior on internet forums and blogs, and apparently, these controversial comparisons between the two giant systems will remain forever. There are also some old beliefs about these systems that will not serve anyone's interest in the case of accurate comparison so we monitor you in this blog fair review or comparison of the two systems: Linux vs. Windows, based on specific criteria.

1- Security


It is one of the most common suspicions that Linux users have boasted about Windows users. In fact, there is no "secure" system either Linux or Windows of any possible attacks because security is understandable and not a product and it is users who pose the greatest threat to the security of operating systems.
Linux has to use a root account (or premium user) that must give a password when installing the software or making changes to the operating system. In general, this is a safe option because it needs positive input to work. However, Windows can also achieve the same results by creating a separate administrative account.
In Linux, despite the accounts of the department concerned, software installation can still be dangerous. Anyone can create an application or script on both sides of the operating system fence that can fool users into execution, despite being a well-known and reputable source. Fortunately, Linux has organized applications within app stores or repositories, and the open-source nature of Linux means that anyone can review the code if they understand what they're looking for.
However, Windows is a more widely used operating system so it will become popular for attackers due to their larger user base. While Linux is still a minority operating system in 2018 it is therefore often ignored.

2- Compatibility


Despite recent improvements in software being transferred or developed to Linux, Windows remains the leader.
Windows users can be sure that most programs will work, and even the old programs will remain vague in the work even when they are abandoned by developers and Windows has good old support and easy and simple and beautiful in Windows it still relies on commercial software based on technologies such as Silverlight, Active X and Explorer 11 Internet on the other hand.
Linux can struggle with the basics that Windows users take for granted. Adobe Flash Player has been missing on Linux for a long time, and even when it appeared inside warehouses, it wasn't as active as Windows versions.
With regard to file systems, Linux can also read and write to NTFS- FAT and USB sticks devices, while Windows will have no idea what Ext4 or the so-called 4 extended file system means !!!

3- Gaming

While The Steam system in Linux lets you install games on Windows, these games are still in beta, and not all Windows games will work on Linux. It can be frustrating for Link users, and no doubt the situation will change in the future, but right now in 2018, many Linux users are missing the best games with their choice of Linux operating system. Card graphics vendors also tend to support Windows systems rather than Linux as they provide timely updates and new features that don't always filter out on other operating systems.

4- Speed


Here Linux outperforms Windows given the way Linux works, the common file system for Ext4 is basically effective and fast and helps by keeping files together on disk to cancel the fragmentation rampant in Windows and it is not a cliché to say that moderate use of Windows will slow it down to intolerable levels unless users follow a strict maintenance plan.

5- Privacy

Linux users have a special operating system that does not "spy" on them and does not "communicate with them" with any degree of seriousness. Choosing a Linux system means that the system is yours alone. In addition, most Linux systems come with the built-in military row encryption option, and users can make sure that stealing the device is not a real data problem.
By contrast, over the past few years, users have been given the option to opt-out and there are some smart registry breaches that can also help Windows see what users are doing with your data. I personally don't like these intrusive gadgets, but some users love their features.


6. Ease of use


In recent years, Linux has made amazing strides in ease of use.  Even non-technical users can install software and do regular daily activities such as browsing the web, replying to an email, playing music, or watching videos.
Windows is the default operating system on many devices. If you purchase a new laptop or PC, there is a high probability that Windows 10 will be installed and users are brought in this system to click on the toolbar and open your favorite software, making it an easy-to-use system for all users.

So what operating system is right for you?

Does this depend on what you need to do in each operating system?!! If you're a gaming fan and are 100% compatible with a particular program, or want an easy-to-use system, Windows will definitely serve you well.

If you are an open-source software advocate, your device is simply too old or under-spec specs to run Windows or is unable to withstand forced updates and restarts in the windows operating system, Linux may be a viable option.

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