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Difference between Windows and Linux

Difference between Windows and Linux.

Compare Windows and Linux.

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Difference between Windows and Linux

Difference between Windows and Linux

Criteria

Windows

Linux

Built by:

Microsoft.

By Linus Tovalds.

Nature:

Proprietary operating system .

Is an open source operating system.

Ease of Use:

Is very user friendly.

Has a learning curve, not so user friendly.

Share:

Has a huge marketshare and is preferred by common users.

Very small market share and is preferred by developers.

Security:

Is not so secured and vulnerable to attacks by hackers.

Is considered to be highly secure and almost no incidence of attacks.

File system:

Earlier version of windows used to use flat file system.

From its initiation it had concept of hierarchical file system .

Interoperability:

Windows supports large application that are specific for windows.

Has limited applications, however windows applications to an extent can be run on linux using wine.

Released in:

1st version of windows was released as early as 1985(not MS-DOS).

Released as early as 1991.

Versions:

Prominent windows OS include Windows XP, 7, 10.

Prominent Linux versions include Ubuntu, Fedora, Solaris.

Supports File Systems:

NTFS, FAT32.

EXT-2,3,4 and XFS, JFS.

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