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Windows Or Linux?

  1. aniketgore profile image64
    aniketgoreposted 8 years ago

    What you prefer?  I know many will say Windows. But have you given a chance to Linux?  Give a look at ubuntu you will forget 50% windows.

    1. JamaGenee profile image86
      JamaGeneeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Given a choice, I'd choose Mac.

      1. priyankmaniar profile image75
        priyankmaniarposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        i think mac is best because it also provides you with a good user interface and no viruses too big_smile i wish mac was in india, but i m going to get that anyway (Mac Leopard for intel and AMD Pc's)

    2. randyb634 profile image60
      randyb634posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I use Windows and Linux.  At my job I use Windows and for my Blogs, I use Linux.

      Windows is for the people that want everything setup already.  Linux allows you to be more specific about what you want in a computer.

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        lrigognamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        What's your job?

    3. usmanali81 profile image59
      usmanali81posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Linux is outstanding

      1. getpaidtopost profile image39
        getpaidtopostposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        you can if you wish install both widows and linux with harddrive partitions, to do this you need to be in dos mode, command prompt, type "fdisk" create a partition and specify the size. now you have a partition which you can install linux.

        remember to change your computer settings, to enable boot order at startup. On my computer to get to the computer settings i press f2 at startup.

    4. Mobile Phones profile image54
      Mobile Phonesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My vote goes for Windows.

    5. melbel profile image98
      melbelposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I use Ubuntu, that's what actually attracted me to this thread. Windows sucks. I LOVE Ubuntu. I am getting ready to try Linux Mint coming up here sometime soon.

  2. FunFacter profile image58
    FunFacterposted 8 years ago

    I use Ubuntu all the time. But I won't say windows sucks I am not technology expert I did computer engineering at university and I think windows is a good decent operating system. I prefer it for games. I like Ubuntu for many other features which you can just check out by going at Youtube and typing Ubuntu vs Vista.

    People are so scared of Linux but most new linux distros are pretty much like windows but safer, easier and best of all FREE.

    1. aniketgore profile image64
      aniketgoreposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the info. And its true. Ubuntu is same may be more better than windows. I also like windows, but i hate the fear in peoples about linux.

  3. GeneriqueMedia profile image59
    GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years ago

    I've been using Linux since 2000, and its come a long way. Its been my "day to day" desktop for the better part of a decade almost now, though there have been stents where I used Windows more often than the other.

    I keep XP on my computer for a variety of reasons--usually to test out websites/my Hubs to see how they look, etc., etc. Also, can't beat it for computer games (for the time being) and making music (for the time being, but just like the other, Linux and Mac OS is quickly overtaking.)

    I'm mostly elated to use Linux because much like me, these people code programs because they're driven to. I post a lot of my stuff around for free because I'm simply driven to make it...I'm most happy seeing someone enjoying it!

    G|M

  4. jibanislam profile image60
    jibanislamposted 8 years ago

    I use XP and Ubuntu. Xp is more user friendly. But Ubuntu is safe. So I'm going to convert my OS only on Ubuntu.

    1. aniketgore profile image64
      aniketgoreposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good thing. Congrats dude.

  5. The Phil profile image58
    The Philposted 8 years ago

    Windows... if you believe in great support and troubleshooting assistance (anywhere).

    Linux... if you like headbanging and fussing with scripting. But a great tool for the seasoned vet.

    1. lxxy profile image61
      lxxyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You've obviously never used the write distro, my friend, it's as easy as a Mac these days. If not, dare I say it...easier.

      Then again, both OSes are built on the same technology originally created over..what..like..nearly thirty years ago?

  6. hnyaji profile image57
    hnyajiposted 8 years ago

    Hi
    this question is like asking Mumbai or Delhi?
    what will you answer?

  7. leocbrito profile image55
    leocbritoposted 8 years ago

    If this question was made to me few months ago, I certainly would say Windows. But after use the Ubuntu in my school, I really like it, and is hard to say which one I prefer actually big_smile

  8. Zeta Sfico profile image60
    Zeta Sficoposted 8 years ago

    windows. i tried ubuntu before and like it too.but, the problem is i can't find certain driver for my computer for ubuntu. sigh..

  9. priyankmaniar profile image75
    priyankmaniarposted 8 years ago

    instead of ubuntu try Fedora, Red hat or Open suse, u may like that more then ubuntu, all i like about ubuntu is the Free Disc. . .

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    MangoGirlposted 8 years ago

    Been using Ubuntu for a year. Never had any problems since.

  11. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 8 years ago

    Not tried Linux yet.

  12. vishalg8 profile image56
    vishalg8posted 8 years ago

    I guess it depends on what you want to do with it. In offices, you have no choice but to use Windows. But for personal use, I use Mac (havent tried Linux yet but soon will).

  13. Mike Craggs profile image76
    Mike Craggsposted 8 years ago

    I went from Windows XP to Ubuntu 8.04 via a couple of run-ins with Fedora distros. Given the money I would prefer to go back on to a Mac. But without the money I would be inclined to swap over to Linux Mint 7 "Gloria".

    Of course, that also depends on how good Windows 7 is when that is released.

    Decisions, decisions.

  14. profile image47
    kaleshwarposted 8 years ago

    Linux ubuntu 100%. I still have dual boot with win xp but last time I booted it up was over two years ago.
    For servers I prefer to use fedora.

  15. imadork profile image83
    imadorkposted 8 years ago

    I just did the switch.  I use Kubuntu (I tried Ubuntu but found the GNOME desktop butt-ugly and child-like).  I'm liking it so far but I'm still learning and discovering.

  16. andromida profile image62
    andromidaposted 8 years ago

    Why not both.

  17. imadork profile image83
    imadorkposted 8 years ago

    Both are good.  I set up dual-booting and have the best of both worlds.  Although, I have little use for Windows lately.

    One thing that bugs me about Linux is that there are no good dvd authoring packages that are on par with Nero.  Nero comes with a Linux version but it does not convert divx to dvd format.  That has been my only disappointment so far.

    Anyone know of a single Linux (I use Ubuntu/Kubuntu) program on par with Nero (conversion, create chapters and burn) please tell me.  I would be forever grateful! neutral

  18. nobama is better profile image51
    nobama is betterposted 8 years ago

    OSX on kernel

  19. lain profile image59
    lainposted 8 years ago

    I use Ubuntu for work, Windows for fun.
    Windows is more reliable, but not nearly as flexible, and many apps just won't work under Cygwin.

  20. Lunalu profile image53
    Lunaluposted 8 years ago

    I had use both of them. My choose is Windows, dislike the OS. like Linux.

  21. getpaidtopost profile image39
    getpaidtopostposted 8 years ago

    I used Linux mandrake and redhat years ago around 1999-2001 however as I required plug and play enabled I went for microsoft windows. However you asked which one is best, and now Id still say Linux, Very safe, reliable OS, however I am still not sure on there support of third party external devices in the form of driver support and plug and play compatibility.

  22. fritteritter profile image93
    fritteritterposted 8 years ago

    I am more productive in Linux. With the Compiz application, I can easily flip through several organized desktops of applications, zoom out to see all that is running, and employ other minor usability enhancements.

    I am also a big fan of Ubuntu's package management... installing an entire video and audio editing suite is as simple as "sudo apt-get install audacity kdenlive". Most programs load much faster in Linux, I have less need for resource-consuming anti virus and anti spyware products, and I have more control over the entire computing experience.

    I still use Windows for Adobe products when I am not familiar enough with the free Linux substitutes, but I have been able to find free Linux programs which are as good or better than the programs I was using in Windows. I'm a programmer, so your mileage may vary, but I think that it is worthwhile to research Linux and determine if it could work for you.

    1. imadork profile image83
      imadorkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the suite suggestion.  Looks good.

      1. fritteritter profile image93
        fritteritterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You're welcome, there are a lot of other options but that's what I use. You can find mostly anything you need on forums, too. Cinelerra is another popular video editor, more powerful than kdenlive I think but definitely not as easy to use. I find kdenlive easier to use than Premier in Windows, though you need to save often due to occasional glitches which cause it to crash (might be fixed now, I haven't used it in awhile).

        1. imadork profile image83
          imadorkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks.  I'll check out Cinelerra too.  That's the good thing about Linux -- you can try a program and if you don't like it just load another one.  It's free!

          I loved Nero Vision.  It was so easy.  I had Premiere but never took time to learn it.  Looked too complicated.

  23. Mac Mission profile image59
    Mac Missionposted 8 years ago

    I use redhat linux and winxp. I love the look and feel of redhat but i wanted to know one thing why mac is so popular why cant linux?

    1. fritteritter profile image93
      fritteritterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Marketing.

    2. imadork profile image83
      imadorkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Macs just seem so trendy to me.  More of a prestige buy.

      1. lain profile image59
        lainposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I don't know anyone using a Mac. It must be an American thing.

  24. waynet profile image78
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    Always Windows...you can see out of them!

  25. sibaja_software profile image57
    sibaja_softwareposted 8 years ago

    Yes Linux is better on most counts, but until it can provide a simpler user experience it will not compete with Windows on a mass market.  Take a look at Apple, fast, stable and easy to use, and yet Windows maintains a much larger market share.

    Linux will be popular with programmers, graphic artists and other niche groups, but not with grandma.

  26. cmstretton profile image60
    cmstrettonposted 8 years ago

    I have used windows from 3.1 to windows 7 but you cant beat a good linux distro. I use fedora 11 now on my linux box but vista on my other one (mainly used by the wife).

    I am going to be putting links on my sites to decent linux distrobutions feel free to look.

        www.cmitsolutions.co.uk

  27. cmstretton profile image60
    cmstrettonposted 8 years ago

    I have used windows from 3.1 to windows 7 but you cant beat a good linux distro. I use fedora 11 now on my linux box but vista on my other one (mainly used by the wife).

    I am going to be putting links on my sites to decent linux distrobutions feel free to look.

        www.cmitsolutions.co.uk

  28. bkelly99 profile image59
    bkelly99posted 8 years ago

    you have got to stick with windows. i mean all the great software out there is for windows. i could never go back to using linux.
    although linux is unique and is great for commanding and doing everything yourself...
    i just dont have time for all that!!

  29. profile image0
    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    without a doubt - linux (there is no registry to worry about)

  30. mrwerd profile image73
    mrwerdposted 8 years ago

    Horses for courses; I'd never recommend Linux to anyone unless they're either keen to learn or an expert on Unix/Linux already.  Windows has more support, more applications and more "out of the box" devices out there.  True, with this also comes more malware and exploits/exposure, but that's the price Microsoft has to pay for mass acceptance.

    Anyway, with virtualisation, there's no real reason to stick purely in one camp anymore; get VM Ware and install as many Linux distributions as you want within your XP/Vista machine.

 
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