What is Difference between Linux & Windows ?

Key Difference Linux OS Windows
Licensing freedom Open Source Closed Source
Customization Can modify & redistribute Can’t modify & redistribute
Comfort Linux is not user friendly Windows all most friendly to use
Kernel Type Monolithic Hybrid
Manufacturer Linux kernel is developed by the community. Linus Torvalds oversees things. Microsoft
File System Filesystem-ext2, ext3, ext4, ntfs, fat, xfs Filesystem- ntfs, fat
Programmed in C Assembly, C, C++
Boot Time Boot time is more less because drivers are dynamically loaded whenever it required Boot time is more because all driver is loaded at boot time
 Security Security high Less Security compare to Linux
Default user interface Gnome or KDE Graphical (Windows Aero)
 Update Time Linux Kernel Update in 6 months But Windows update takes 1 or 2 years
Virus & Malware Linux almost virus & malware free (60-100 listed virus) Huge virus & malware in windows system (60000 listed virus)
License GNU Public License Proprietary
Preceded by Basic Terminal (CLI) MS-DOS
Available language Multilingual Multilingual
Usage Linux can be installed on a wide variety of computer hardware, ranging from mobile phones, tablet computers and video game consoles, mainframes and supercomputers. On PC’s desktops, laptops, servers and some phones.
OS family GNU DOS
Marketing target Server, Personal, Personal, business

 

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