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I used to be an avid supported of Linux, because I thought it was more powerful then Windows. However, through my work as a tech, I have learned that Windows is much more powerful then I had thought! I know many of you hate Windows with a passion, so I thought I would make this thread for you to ask about things which you think can only be done with Linux, and I will, if possible, explain how to do that same thing with Windows.

I am not trying to change anyones mind about anything here, or say that Linux is bad, or anything of that nature! I'm just trying to help people get the most out of their Windows experience

Ask away!
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& btw I think that Windows is more secure than Linux because Microsoft handles all the securities patches. But I don't know about the Linux productiveness; there are large big enterprises that run Linux at the core backbone. Take it form me (a windows system certified engineer)
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I think all OS are okay, just depends on the user. Windows APPEARS to be the most practical for normal pc users..

Although Linux is just as easy to use, in most cases..

OS X though..
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how do you compile on windows and reach the same level of customization that Linux offers? How do you upgrade windows without restarting the pc?
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I've only used Windows. *gasp*
    
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& btw I think that Windows is more secure than Linux because Microsoft handles all the securities patches. But I don't know about the Linux productiveness; there are large big enterprises that run Linux at the core backbone. Take it form me (a windows system certified engineer)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE), i believe right?
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I am working towards a MCSE after MCSA. But progress is slow. I can't be bothered to read through my books.

To be honest, I don't think anyone uses Linux because Windows can't do something that Linux can. I think I would put it more down to people who think Windows is evil, so they look for an alternative.

I guess Linux does support multiple desktops at the press of a button natively. But that can be done with Windows with another application.
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how do you compile on windows and reach the same level of customization that Linux offers? How do you upgrade windows without restarting the pc?
Compiling on Windows is not difficult, especially if you use a GNU compiler. If you choose Linux over Windows because you have to restart after upgrading, then I really don't know what to say... You are going to turn off your computer sooner or later anyway so it makes no difference really unless you have to use a program that was just updated, and even then it takes 2 minutes out of your life at most to restart.
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Compiling on Windows is not difficult, especially if you use a GNU compiler. If you choose Linux over Windows because you have to restart after upgrading, then I really don't know what to say... You are going to turn off your computer sooner or later anyway so it makes no difference really unless you have to use a program that was just updated, and even then it takes 2 minutes out of your life at most to restart.
You totally missed the point. You can't always restart computers after an upgrade. Dedicated servers cannot have downtime. That's the point.

I have nothing against Linux, and I want to learn it eventually. For now, I'm using Windows.
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You totally missed the point. You can't always restart computers after an upgrade. Dedicated servers cannot have downtime. That's the point.

I have nothing against Linux, and I want to learn it eventually. For now, I'm using Windows.
You're right, I missed that point. I was speaking from the average user's perspective and not regarding a server. But in the end, server downtime for maintenance happens regardless, so there are times when you can do updates. Though if you want to be completely up-to-date the second something comes out, you're kind of screwed; you'll just have to pick the times of minimum traffic to do the restart.
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