Want to know if Windows or Linux is a better operating system? Depending upon who you consult, you can get several different replies. As with most choices, you have to decide for yourself which would suit you better. Windows is obviously the more popular choice, but if you’re willing to dig a little deeper, there’s plenty of information about Linux out there as well. In an attempt to help you choose either Windows or Linux for your computer, we wrote this article with some detailed information.

People that choose either a Linux or Windows OS must then decide on a web host. Although this has nothing to do with the OS that you are using, it can be a bit confusing. You can be running a Windows or Macintosh operating system and still choose Linux hosting services.

Although there may be a detectable difference for experts, the difference between the two for most people does not exist. It is actually very simple to attack a Linux server. Many hackers do! If only Linux would use the same level of security on its Web servers that it does its personal computer systems. When choosing a web host, it usually amounts to choosing the one that has the features that you need.

You might think that it would be hard to find support if you use Linux. Most of the world’s computer users have Windows, so it would only seem reasonable that most of the technical support would be aimed at them. This isn’t what you will find the truth to be. You only have to search a little and you’ll find that tech support for Linux is quite good. It’s only more informal and mostly found on forums. In most cases, if you mention a problem or question on a Linux forum, you’ll get an answer quite promptly. You will find available technical support and answers, but they won’t come from official support like you get with a licensed version of Windows that comes with a computer you purchase.

One benefit of using Linux is that it can be run on old computers. This is what sets it apart from the other operating systems. It is a well known fact that computers are obsolete after just a few years, this definitely true for any computer that has Windows or Mac installed on it. For example, if you want to install Windows 7 on a computer that is five years old, it’s memory requirements will overload the system. The Linux operating systems (like Ubuntu Feisty Fawn), though, only need a tiny amount by modern standards (only 64 MB RAM and a 300mHz processor). This means that you could dig an older computer out of your basement or buy one for a few bucks, download Linux and be up and running without any real problems. The best way to find out if you really want to use Linux or not is to use Ubuntu, a software based upon the Linux operating system. With so many Windows-based operating systems around, you should be able to make a comparison very quickly. Instead of having to make a choice, most people have two computers and will utilize both Linux and Windows on each computer. Personal preference will be the ultimate reason that you choose one operating system over the other.

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