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Different between Linux to Window



Linux is an open-source Operating System.  People can change codes and add programs to Linux OS which will help use your computer better.

Windows is licence based Operating System. you can't change any code for windows OS. You can't even see which processes do what and build your onw extension.

Linux come from different companies like LIndows , Lycoris, Red Hat, SuSe, Mandrake, Knopping, Slackware

All flavors of Windows come from Microsoft.

Linux is customizable. NASlite is a version of Linux that runs off a single floppy disk and converts an old computer into a file server.

Windows is not customzable. Windows hardware requirement is high.

Linux is freely available for desktop and server use. You can run Linux on any number of computers. 

Microsoft allows a single copy of Windows to be used on one computer.

Linux has hign security. 

Windows has less security

You can login as root or as normal user. The root has full previlage. 

You can login as administrator or as normal user. The administrator has full previlage. 

Linux has few bugs.

Windows has more bugs.

Linux can boot from either a primary partition or a logical partition inside an extended partition. 

Windows must boot from a primary partition.

Linux uses a dedicated partition for its swap file. 

Windows uses a hidden file for its swap file.

Linux uses a normal forward slash.

Windows separates directories with a back slash

Linus filenames are case sensitive.

Windows file names are not case sensitive.

Linux uses a unified scheme. In linux " / " is the main directory. 

Windows uses a volume-based file hierarchy. Windows uses letters of the alphabet to represent different devices and different hard disk partitions

In Linux each user will have a home directory and all his files will be save under it. In Linux its easy to have backup's.

windows the user saves his files anywhere in the drive. This makes difficult to have backup for his contents.


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