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Why People Choose Windows Over Linux Still

http://www.anewmorning.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/linux-windows.jpgIt is a common problem for many computer users, what type of operating system is suitable for their system security.

From many typical system users point of view, Linux is probably more secure and safer OS than Windows. So, many people will choose Linux operating system over Windows due to its “reliability” and security aspect.

However, taking security aside, Windows allows its users to install any application or software easily by following very simple steps and at the same time over seeing user actions for any security flags.  In case of Linux, it does require long period to install any software package because of its specific criteria and above average user IQ for installation and maintenance.

Therefore, when it comes to efficiency and ease of use, the window XP/07 is the right option for the system user because it is fast, stable and suitable for all sorts of hardware devices and specially wireless which almost all Linux distros I’ve come across with has had issues. With the help of this operating system the user can get wonderful output with any sorts of internet connection.

Not to mention, there are many excellent programs that are natively well supported on the windows XP/07 and runs smooth unlike on LInux.  For example,  AutoCAD, Office Suite, Visio, Photoshop, Project, and Illustrator. Clearly, the Windows XP/07 are also the more effective application without any headaches.  It is FINE BY ME TO PAY A SMALL $PRICE$  FOR THE STABILITY I GET BACK!

Window orating system is also pretty popular and widely used because it supports desktop and server integration with ease.  However, I do agree that in this regard, Linux is one step ahead from Windows.  So it basically comes down to a user’s choice, will it be Windows or Linux or perhaps Windows and Linux?

Well, you have already read that Linux is safer, secure, as well as reliable system and in many cases, depending on your taste, a better choice than the Windows. I hope the arguments I’ve made has shown you why Windows is better option than the Linux when it comes to basic usage.

First thing you can see with the Windows is its simple and easiness when installing software programs. You may install and change things around on your computer with ease. On contrary, in case, you want to install any of the software in Linux it may need the entire weekend!

You might consult the computer repair company for the operating system support. In the terms of productivity, the Windows XP/07 is a best option. Operating system is very stable, fast as well as that supports each hardware device.

Last but not least, you can run the most awesome games on the planet on Windows than any other operating system platform.  Like I said, stop whining because the article sides with Windows when it comes to basic users and ease of use as well as for gaming.  Linux has its place and so does Windows.

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  1. TheGZeus
    April 22nd, 2011 at 16:01 | #1

    “On contrary, in case, you want to install any of the software in Linux it may need the entire weekend.”
    Are you serious?
    If you’re brave enough for the command line (on Debian/Ubuntu)
    apt-get install vlc (enter key)
    ‘y’ key at prompt
    Wait.
    VLC is now installed.
    There are a few graphical frontends, but it’s a matter of searching ‘vlc’ clicking on it, and clicking some variant of “install” and “ok”

    Windows: find the VLC site, find the and download the right executable, run the executable, register it with the right file type(s).
    This is even more complicated with more dependencies.

    Now keep those Windows programs up-to-date.

  2. Windows User
    April 22nd, 2011 at 17:23 | #2

    If you have any software that is packaged for a linux distribution. Enter Package Manager (with super password) choose the software, click 1 button and then say install. Thatz it.

    Believe it or not, Installing packaged programs in Linux is far-far easier than on Windows.

  3. Rob
    April 22nd, 2011 at 17:53 | #3

    Um, what?

    Have you tried Linux lately? Like the newest versions of Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, or any other linux distributions out there?

    Most would assert that installing applications is very straightforward using the software repositories. Yes, it’s ‘different’ from Windows or Apple, but after a little bit of use I find it much better than being bombarded with ‘A new update is available’ from many different software vendors.

    The rest of the article is rubbish. XP supports each hardware device? I’ve had Linux installs that have better driver support than a fresh install of XP on the same hardware.

    And yes, the games are different, but there are many successful open and closed source games that work perfect in Linux.

  4. Anon
    April 22nd, 2011 at 18:30 | #4

    This is FUD. Not even good FUD at that.

  5. Scratching my head
    April 22nd, 2011 at 18:34 | #5

    I’m really scratching my head HARD over this one. First, is the writer a native English speaker? Second, yeah, but really? You are using XP as a benchmark? Third, I hate to say it, but spellcheck much? Finally: Have you ever used ANY linux distro? At all?

  6. JohnMc
    April 22nd, 2011 at 19:43 | #6

    “First thing you can see with the Windows is it is simple installing the programs is easy. You may install and change something on own computer in ease. On contrary, in case, you want to install any of the software in Linux it may need the entire weekend.”

    When was the last time you used a Linux Distro??

    Windows/

    * Decide what you want. But that requires you looking at multiple vendor websites to shop and compare.
    * Get the keys and drive down to some Big Box retailer and fork over the cash. Or if you are lucky, maybe buy it online burning up the plastic as you go.
    * Do the install. With the hope of course that you have all the dependencies met. If not you may need a OS update from M$. That update could take minutes or hours depending on your connection and how long it was since your last update. Oh, and you have the license don’t you?

    But wait! Having just installed the software you are not done. What about updates of the application?
    * Find the vendors site again. Do the mouse click mamba searching for the update. (Like for Adobe you can end up 8-10 screens deep. )
    * Download and install, then hope it all works.
    * Oh and you remembered to retain the application license right? If not you may not be able to install the update.

    Linux/

    * I go to System menu. I select Apt/Synaptic/Software Mgr or other appropriate tool. All the 40,000 apps are nicely categorized by function.
    * I read the descriptions, find one I like, and click `prepare for installation`. Satisfied I click `Go` and let the OS do its magic.
    * My application ends up as a menu item in the menu bar.

    But wait! Having just installed the software you are not done. What about updates of the application?
    * Oh yes, right you are. Its hard too.
    * I look up in the tool bar for the update tool symbol. Click on it.
    * The tool does its magic and in minutes my OS AND my applications have been updated. ALL OF THEM.

    Oh and might I point out, that in most cases I won’t even have to reboot the box. So I am on my merry way while you with your Windows machine are waiting for the log on prompt to appear. More important with Linux is what I did not do. I didn’t have to go to some website looking for an app. Most likely it is in the repository. I didn’t have to burn money to try the software. I didn’t have to register anything to use the code. My updates are automatic should I desire it.

    Course I figure this post is just to start a flame war to up your site meter readings. So I indulged you.

  7. shamil
    April 22nd, 2011 at 19:51 | #7

    It’s like a 4 year old wrote this. Are you 4 years old?

  8. revdjenk
    April 22nd, 2011 at 20:08 | #9

    You say:
    ” On contrary, in case, you want to install any of the software in Linux it may need the entire weekend.”

    I run LinuxMint with the Wine application installed. Whenever I need to run any of the windows applications I own, I simply follow the route followed by anyone running that OS, click on the install or setup.exe and follow the prompts. Usually 7 or 8 clicks later, that application is installed and i am able to run it, even on my Linux-based system.
    However, if I wish to run the many comparable applications written for Linux, I open my software manager, choose the software package I wish to install (from the many categories available) and 4 clicks later the application is installed and ready to run.
    Normally, I never need to reboot after the installation of any application, whether Windows or Linux based, just open and run!
    In fact, starting with a new computer and a blank hard drive, in <30 minutes for a recent computer, maybe 50 for an 4 year or older one, not only is the LinuxMint operating system installed, but a full Office compatible suite, browser, movie, music, drawing, photo-editing (and more) applications are also installed and ready for use! These are not time-limited, capability-limited applications, but full and usable programs!
    I have used Linux since 2006, replacing Vista at that time. In fact, my latest laptop was ordered with Linux already installed!

  9. Steve Carlton
    April 22nd, 2011 at 21:50 | #10

    This article appears to be nothing more than a lure for an OS flame war. There is definitely no useful information in it. It’s strictly the author’s opinion with no metrics to support his position, so what is the point?

  10. zykoda
    April 23rd, 2011 at 03:17 | #11

    Then dual boot. Windows or Linux. It’s very easy. The choice is there.

  11. Felice
    April 23rd, 2011 at 03:59 | #12

    What you don’t know how to do, looks always difficult. Better not to include it in any comparison.

  12. Jimmi Hendrix
    April 23rd, 2011 at 04:42 | #13

    Maybe it’s a Steve Ballmer’s 2001 article.

  13. Matthew Spaite
    April 23rd, 2011 at 09:29 | #14

    It’s more or less a troll, and you guy’s are all paying the fee. Don’t worry guys, no one with a “I need spoon fed” mentality will be reading this / believing it. At least, I don’t think so.. fruitless attempt from a fruitless author. :P

  14. Arne
    April 23rd, 2011 at 10:55 | #15

    Installing software is much easier and faster in linux than in Windows.

    Linux:
    - open the list of available software
    - click install on the software package you want
    - wait 20 seconds
    - done

    Windows:
    - go to the website of the software vendor
    - find the right download for your windows version
    - download the software installer. often slow download speeds
    - find the installer in the downloads folder and start it
    - agree to EULA
    - click Next multiple times, answer questions about install path and start menu
    - wait for the installer to finish
    - possibly reboot computer
    - delete the installer from the downloads folder
    - reorder the start menu to give the launcher a better spot

  15. Troy
    April 23rd, 2011 at 11:03 | #16

    Another *average* windows user pleading his case.

  16. Bob
    April 23rd, 2011 at 13:58 | #17

    I think this fool should look back a few day’s to the article he wrote on the 16th that praised Linux for it’s ease of use and security!!! He needs someone to tell him what he thinks!!! LMAO

  17. Wayne Borean
    April 23rd, 2011 at 18:04 | #18

    I’m still shaking my head. This article is so inaccurate. I mean, considering Windows XP stable? Sheesh. That’s like considering the Hope Diamond cheap.

    The only conclusion I can come to is that the article is supposed to be filed under humor.

    Wayne

  18. Doug
    April 25th, 2011 at 11:36 | #19

    Linux does have it’s place for people who want to learn. As for the rest of the flock that are to afraid of change stay with Window’s and keep throwing money at Geek Squad. I run a 1999 Compaq AP200 workstation with PCLinuxOS LXDE set up for visitors/guests to use. Some people do not even realize they are using Linux. It can do what i consider BASIC tasks, surf the net, edit pics with Picasa, Rip and encode MP3′s from CD’s, write a letter, view PDF documents, watch a DVD, ect.. Therefore, when it comes to efficiency and ease of use??? If i can make good use of a 12 year old computer with an OS that updates everything with 2 to 3 clicks via package manager how is that not efficient and easy.

    • April 25th, 2011 at 12:25 | #20

      Agree with what you’re saying. What kind of users are utilizing your guest PC? I’m telling you, if its users with windows background, they will have a tough time doing 50% of the things you mentioned.

  19. Doug
    April 25th, 2011 at 17:46 | #21

    Guest users are just checking email, Facebook, eBay etc.. One guest edited some pictures on an SD card from their camera and sent them to someone. The majority of guest users are pretty clueless Windows users. Some have had a PC for 5 years or more and don’t know how to do basic tasks like cut and paste or change settings. Even the guests that use a PC at work only know how to do their work and not much else. I also like the fact with Linux that i do not have to concern myself with the worry of if they are going to click on something and infect the computer. I have had to clean up messes for other friends PCs because they are click happy and don’t read or question pop-ups and the like and infect their machines.

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