Windows V.S. Linux

What do you prefer? explain...

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Poll: Windows V.S. Linux (58 member(s) have cast votes)

Which one do you prefer?

  1. Linux(Explain) (35 votes [60.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 60.34%

  2. Windows(Explain) (17 votes [29.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.31%

  3. Other(Explain) (6 votes [10.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.34%

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#1 ayman_mastermind  Icon User is offline

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Windows V.S. Linux

Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:40 AM

Share your OS preference with us, and lets see which OS will be the most popular between D.I.C members, it would be better to explain why you prefer a certain OS, use facts, logic and explanation when you show your opinion...

As for me, i will be the first to give my opinion, i prefer linux because: It is free, fast, secure, needs less memory than windows and customizable and could be tweaked to match your own needs :)

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Re: Windows V.S. Linux

Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:26 AM

View Postayman_mastermind, on 4 Jan, 2009 - 03:40 AM, said:

Share your OS preference with us, and lets see which OS will be the most popular between D.I.C members, it would be better to explain why you prefer a certain OS, use facts, logic and explanation when you show your opinion...

As for me, i will be the first to give my opinion, i prefer linux because: It is free, fast, secure, needs less memory than windows and customizable and could be tweaked to match your own needs :)

I haven't had any experience with Linux (where can I trial it?
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Re: Windows V.S. Linux

Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:32 AM

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I haven't had any experience with Linux (where can I trial it?

you can try a linux live CD(a small linux OS that boots from cd) without having to install anything on your hardrive, as a first step in checking it out.
You can try slax, which is a lite live cd distro and there also many other distros that are even better...

http://www.linux.com/ (check out the list of all distribution and their characteristics and you can download them from there)

http://www.linux.com/distributions/

http://www.slax.org/get_slax.php (here is where you can download slax which was my first distro and which hooked me up to linux)

i hope you will like linux, good luck ;)
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Re: Windows V.S. Linux

Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:53 AM

I prefere Linux because:
1. It's generally easy to use.
2. It can be on practicly anything.
3. Its performance is vastly better.
4. I'm a nerd.
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Re: Windows V.S. Linux

Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:01 AM

We can only say that we prefer/use Windows because we got used with it and we are lazy when we think about a new OS, completely or partially different of Windows. Every OS has his "goods" and "bads".

Windows XP is the best Windows in my opinion, and by some tunnings I've read online and in magazines I made it acceptable. But, in my opinion, it's no worth using Windows. From what I've read a Linux offers more flexibility and MAC OS is with many classes over Windows.
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Re: Windows V.S. Linux

Posted 04 January 2009 - 11:22 AM

Mac OS X.

Reasons:

1. You have a UNIX back end for all you linux people
2. You can run Windows for the rare occasion you need a windows program(or for programmers it's good for multi-platform testing)
3. Very stable platform
4. Very easy to use once you get used to it
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Re: Windows V.S. Linux

Posted 04 January 2009 - 12:09 PM

Linux -- Ubuntu (more specifically)

1. I prefer to use Linux because it's much easier to compile (among many other things) using the command line.
2. Performance is far superior to anything else out there.
3. The updates for bugs/errors are available very quickly.
4. I already have years of experience with Windows®, and more experience with other things can't hurt a resumé.

Pretty much just the same reasons as Abgorn...

This post has been edited by Locke37: 04 January 2009 - 12:14 PM

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Re: Windows V.S. Linux

Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:20 PM

View Postayman_mastermind, on 4 Jan, 2009 - 03:40 AM, said:

As for me, i will be the first to give my opinion, i prefer linux because: It is free, fast, secure, needs less memory than windows and customizable and could be tweaked to match your own needs :)
My vote for 'other' is actually a vote for a bet each way. Since I have a few PCs I guess I have that luxury.

For general use I'd opt for Linux (in my case, likely Fedora) every day. I'm presently at the crossroads where I'll likely upgrade my parents and family PCs to Fedora from Windows 98/2k/XP as their primary functions are office apps, email and web browsing. Linux does a far better (faster, more comprehensive, and free to be legally licensed etc) job at this than Windows for this in my view. Certainly I don't have the issues with supporting my family fleet where an older Linux goes out of support and I can't run the new one on the same gear - FC10 is faster on the same hardware as the previous version as an example...something we just don't get from MS. Linux also delivers present technology to older PCs (eg Vista still maps a drive letter to a physical hard drive - and Windows won't drive old video cards to modern widescreen apsects natively).

For PCs where gaming is a requirement (mine, my boys') we will run with XP since it's solid, and most of the games we run don't (yet?) run completely via Wine on Linux. The day that happens we'll probably be reconsidering this need too.

Yes, that's on the fence. And yes, I can get even less committed if provoked! I'm very happy with the UI on Mac OS and with the flexibility of unix behind it I'd not say no to a mac...it's just I don't have one, and have a bunch of oldish PCs to utilise.

Cheers ! Geoff
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Re: Windows V.S. Linux

Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:26 PM

FreeBSD

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Re: Windows V.S. Linux

Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:23 PM

I like mac OS the most (and am migrating to it sometime this year) but I have only played with it a little so out of experience I have to say prefer windows because I'm not nerdy enough for linux :P. Also because it's pretty simple to use and there is a wide range of IDEs written for it .
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Re: Windows V.S. Linux

Posted 04 January 2009 - 09:19 PM

I am more of a Windows person. As 90+% of the world uses it, it is just easier. Plus most games are made to run on Windows so I don't have to worry about that. As was previously stated, all OSes have their own problems, I just tend to prefer Windows in comparison to Linux, and Linux is GOD in comparison to mac (imo).
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Re: Windows V.S. Linux

Posted 05 January 2009 - 04:40 AM

I use Linux and Windows and have no particualr preference for either, each has its uses.
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Re: Windows V.S. Linux

Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:46 AM

I use Linux on my home computer (FC10), so This got my vote.
My school laptop has Windows XP as this is what it comes with, also has Linux installed using VM.
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Re: Windows V.S. Linux

Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:51 AM

I prefer Windows. I haven't done much experimenting/use with Linux, however my desired consumer demographic base is exclusively Windows, for better or for worse.

If all I did was check email and run office apps and I didn't like Visual Studio or play games, I'd switch over in a heartbeat. Or if I ever run a server.
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Re: Windows V.S. Linux

Posted 05 January 2009 - 10:14 AM

Since i have got my first computer i used windows and never tried another system...
So i can t really say whats better, but there s much more software for windows aviable as for linux...

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