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Unread 07-01-2010, 04:01 PM   #21
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Re: Windows Vs. Linux

Here is why Windows is better than Linux. (1) Installing programs is easy with windows because there is a standard. Try installing VLC and you'll see what I mean. (2) Anytime you try to install or change something on your own computer you have to type a password. And god forbid you run the program in root, then you get every warning that exists. (3) Installing anything good in Linux requires an entire weekend ending up in learning how to reinvent the wheel. (4) To truly use any Linux distribution your going to have to either take classes in how Linux works or spend time reading a lot of books and forums. (5) Driver issues with Linux

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I reckon a virus that could infect all the systems would be the most effective, I have no idea about how people make viruses, and I think it would be extremely effective, but if one person discovered how to breach multiple systems with one thing, it would open all O.S.'s to attack and would totally and utterly destroy many, many computers.
It would completely revolutionise (don't think I spelt that right) viruses, anti-viruse software and the whole shibang.
It would be BIG people
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I reckon a virus that could infect all the systems would be the most effective, I have no idea about how people make viruses, and I think it would be extremely effective, but if one person discovered how to breach multiple systems with one thing, it would open all O.S.'s to attack and would totally and utterly destroy many, many computers.
It would completely revolutionise (don't think I spelt that right) viruses, anti-viruse software and the whole shibang.
It would be BIG people
I do agree that it will be BIG...

I also don't have any idea how they make viruses today. But if its just with coding, then it would be very difficult.

Although it will be very effective, it will also be uneconomical (in a hackers point of view) since it will take up a lot of space making it stand-out.

That is my opinion... Cheers...
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Although it will be very effective, it will also be uneconomical (in a hackers point of view)
Now a days writing malware is a multi-million dollar industry! From governments to jealous husbands use these guys to get things done. Just imagine the case where you can control a botnet of 100k computers from your laptop; you are very very powerful.

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Here is why Windows is better than Linux. (1) Installing programs is easy with windows because there is a standard. Try installing VLC and you'll see what I mean. (2) Anytime you try to install or change something on your own computer you have to type a password. And god forbid you run the program in root, then you get every warning that exists. (3) Installing anything good in Linux requires an entire weekend ending up in learning how to reinvent the wheel. (4) To truly use any Linux distribution your going to have to either take classes in how Linux works or spend time reading a lot of books and forums. (5) Driver issues with Linux
I use my package manager to install programs. Easy as pie.

Same for updating:
1 Click opens manager
Type root password
Click "reload"
Click "mark all upgrades"
Click "apply"
Complete OS and all installed software is now updated. No going to each individual site to update programs one at a time.
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Just imagine the case where you can control a botnet of 100k computers from your laptop; you are very very powerful.
You are definitely correct there...

However, from my point of view - after achieving such great power comes corruption and terrorism... YYYEEEAAAHHH....

Imagine that you can cripple almost a small company with just a single laptop and virus... And steal their information too...
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I wonder if anyone has noticed we have actually started talking about viruses and hacking in the win/lin debate?(huh, that rhymes)
And to the someone that posted that windows is like a swiss army knife, swiss army knifes are awesome! My one has like 20 things on it including a toothpick!

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Here is an interesting post by our member davnel comparing Windows and Linux.


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What I really like about Linux is that it's totally open. If you understand operating systems, to the point of being able to write one, then you can do what RedHat, Debian, Slackware, and all of the others have done. You can start from a bare kernel, add drivers and software from GNU or the public domain, and build your own Linux system, from scratch. Can't do that with Windows or any other proprietary operating system. Of course you have to be a whiz programmer and super Guru, but it can be done.

I disagree with atul484 in that most modern Linux distributions are almost as easy as Windows to install and update. Adding software packages, likewise, is very easy. There are also distributions aimed at specific disciplines, like physics or biology or math, software systems that would cost a fortune in Windows. There's even a fairly decent Printed Circuit Board layout package for Linux, the Windows equivalent of which would cost upwards of $12,000US. Windows is starting to make less and less sense.

Let's look at this from a purely cost point of view. To get into a Windows system, you first have to buy a computer (recent) with Windows installed, probably $500US or more for a decent one. If you have a computer, it still costs you over $100US to update Windows, and your hardware better be able to handle it.

With Linux, first off you can use that old Pentium 3 or 4 system that's been sitting in the closet for a couple of years. Linux itself is free, just the cost of downloading the ISO images and burning them.

Now you want to use the machine for more than playing games. You need, at the least, an office suite. Microsoft wants a bundle for it's Office, although, to be honest, you can get Open Office from Sun free. That's about the end of the freebes for windows. If you need accounting, or point-of-sale, or a dedicated database manager, prepare to spend big bucks.

Open office, and 25,000 other programs, come free with Debian and many other Linux distributions. This includes most of the science and math programs, accounting in several flavors, point-of-sale, several databases, and so on forever. You'll never have to pay for an industry-specific software package. What's more, you get the source code with it so you can correct or modify it to your liking. Did I mention that Linux also includes a complete software development package, including compilers and all of the tools necessary to write whatever you like. None of this is possible with Windows without spending tons of money.

One other point. Linux is almost hacker and virus proof. Security is it's first priority. Windows security is a joke, even with Win7. Viruses and hackers still have virtually free reign.

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Well, windows Vista and 7 have gone for a completly new look that looks flashy and modern, but I have to say I prefer the plain solidity of XP ocver flashyness, especially cause all Vista has going for it is flashyness.

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