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Advantages and disadvantages of windows and Linux os, what is the reason for using linux os than windows os.

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Advantages and disadvantages of windows and Linux os, what is the reason for using linux os than windows os.


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ADVANTAGE OF LINUX :

1.The majority of Linux variants are available for free or at a much lower price than Microsoft Windows.
2.Linux is and has always been a very secure Operating System. Although it still can be attacked when compared to Windows, it much more secure.
3. The majority of Linux variants and versions are notoriously reliable and can often run for months and years without needing to be rebooted.

DISADVANTAGE OF LINUX :

1.Although the majority Linux variants have improved dramatically in ease of use, Windows is still much easier to use for new computer users.
2.Linux has a large variety of available software programs, utilities, and games. However, Windows has a much larger selection of available software.
3.Linux companies and hardware manufacturers have made great advancements in hardware support for Linux and today Linux will support most hardware devices. However, many companies still do not offer drivers or support for their hardware in Linux.

ADVANTAGE OF WINDOWS :

1.Microsoft has made several advancements and changes that have made it a much easier to use Operating System, and although arguably it may not be the easiest Operating System, it is still Easier than Linux.
2.Because of the large amount of Microsoft Windows users, there is a much larger selection of available software programs, utilities, and games for Windows.
3.Microsoft Windows includes its own help section, has vast amount of available online documentation and help, as well as books on each of the versions of Windows.

DISADVANTAGE OF WINDOWS :

1.Microsoft Windows can run between $50.00 - $150.00 US dollars per each license copy.
2.Although Microsoft Windows has made great improvements in reliability over the last few versions of Windows, it still cannot match the reliability of Linux.
3.Although Windows does have software programs, utilities, and games for free, the majority of the programs will cost anywhere between $20.00 - $200.00+ US dollars per copy.
4.Although Microsoft has made great improvements over the years with security on their Operating System,
their Operating System continues to be the most vulnerable to viruses and other attacks.

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The reason for using linux os than windows os is that linux is more secure than windows while using internet.
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linux os is more secure than windows os because it does not support .exe file.
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UNIX vs. Windows Hosting

In the world of web site hosting there are two main types of operating system platforms on which you may host your web site, namely: UNIX and Windows. Each has its own set of unique features, advantages and disadvantages.

While it is difficult to say which one is the better choice, it is not as difficult to answer which is the better choice given your needs. The language which your site is programmed in is what primarily dictates the type of hosting you need.

Note: The operating system that you use on your desktop computer (the vast majority of people use some flavor of Windows) has absolutely nothing to do with the one that your host needs to serve your web site. Most personal sites are created with MS FrontPage and even although that is a Microsoft product, it can be hosted perfectly on a UNIX web server with FrontPage Extensions installed.


Stability:
UNIX systems (we actually use Linux but for comparison purposes they are identical) are hands-down the winner in this category. There are many factors here but to name just a couple big ones: in our experience UNIX handles high server loads better than Windows and UNIX machines seldom require reboots while Windows is constantly needing them. Servers running on UNIX enjoy extremely high up-time and high availability/reliability.

Performance:
While there is some debate about which operating system performs better, in our experience both perform comparably in low-stress conditions however UNIX servers under high load (which is what is important) are superior to Windows.

Scalability:
Web sites usually change over time. They start off small and grow as the needs of the person or organization running them grow. While both platforms can often adapt to your growing needs, Windows hosting is more easily made compatible with UNIX-based programming features like PHP and MySQL. UNIX-based web software is not always 100% compatible with Microsoft technologies like .NET and VB development. Therefore if you wish to use these, you should choose Windows web hosting.

Compatibility:
Web sites designed and programmed to be served under a UNIX-based web server can easily be hosted on a Windows server, whereas the reverse is not always true. This makes programming for UNIX the better choice.

Price:
Servers hosting your web site require operating systems and licenses just like everyone else. Windows 2003 and other related applications like SQL Server each cost a significant amount of money; on the other hand, Linux is a free operating system to download, install and operate. Windows hosting results in being a more expensive platform.

Conclusion:
To sum it up, UNIX-based hosting is more stable, performs faster and more compatible than Windows-based hosting. You only need Windows hosting if you are going to developing in .NET or Visual Basic, or some other application that limits your choices.


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