Difference between Linux and Windows

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Difference between Linux and Windows

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I always thought Linux would look something like DOS or one of those screens from the matrix.

Can anyone sum up the differences in a few sentences if you use Linux?
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Linux has numerous windows like desktop environments
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-linux ... ndows-mac/
you can load it to dual boot and keep your old windoze while you decide.
you can even boot it from an external drive
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Linux Mint and Ubuntu (among others) are very similar to Windows. I use Mint on my netbook because it's more lightweight than the Windows 7 that it came with.
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so glad dos is not used anymore



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Actually Windows is becoming more command line oriented, it's now pretty standard to run your servers without a GUI. In the old days you couldn't avoid a GUI. Now Linux has a load of shitty, bloated desktops, too. The wheels turn round. Linux is great if you've got old equipment and aren't keen on upgrading, not so great if you want to play the latest games or take your pick of hardware. Otherwise as the generally unconcerned end user you aren't going to see much difference, you'll still be pointing and drooling, just the menus are in a different place.
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Thanks, I've seen a lot about Ubuntu.

Good to know they're more or less same thing.
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In my house I use windows for games and office. Linux, freebsd and Android for everything else.

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1. Linux is based upon the UNIX philosophy and supports the standard POSIX system call interface.
Windows on the other hand only provide for POSIX using an emulation layer.
2. Linux development is open source and is contributed to by many different organizations and individual developers around the world.
3. Linux itself is only a kernel and often used in combination with the GNU toolchain and the X window manager to provide a GUI interface. Windows, on the other hand, is always packed with its own
windowing/graphics system.
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LeesaJohnson wrote:. Windows, on the other hand, is always packed with its own
windowing/graphics system.
Windows Server Core disagrees with you.

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