List some major differences between Linux and Windows?


Posted On: Mar 16, 2020


Linux and Windows are the major desktop OS available in the market right now.

There are some major differences between them that are listed below.


  1. Linux is a free and open-source operating system that can be downloaded and installed on any system for free.
  2. Linux allows users can access the source code and modify the OS based on their preference.
  3. There are various distributions available in Linux such as Ubuntu, CentOS, etc.
  4. It is more efficient than Windows in managing resources.
  5. Linux is also more secured than Windows and it is difficult to hack into a Linux system.
  6. The command-line centered Linux systems make it difficult for normal users to use it.


  1. Windows is a proprietary OS developed by Microsoft which users need to pay to use it.
  2. Windows is a closed-source operating system that offers very little customization than Linux.
  3. It is also less efficient than Linux in handling resources with less security.
  4. The easy to use interface offered by Windows makes it a preferred choice of the operating system by most of the users.

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