Linux Vs Windows

Linux and Windows are the two most widely used operating systems. If you want to move from one operating system to other then knowing the difference between them can help you to choose the better option.

Today in this article, we will discuss the differences between Linux and Windows operating systems.

What is Linux?


Linux is an open-source, Unix-like operating system developed by Linux Torvalds in 1991. It allows users to modify the existing code and produce different versions of the Linux operating system. Linux is mostly used on servers because it is powerful and available for free to use and modify.

Linux operating system is packaged into distributions that contains Linux kernel, desktop environments, and some other tools. The most popular distributions are Debian, Ubuntu, RHEL, Arch Linux, etc.

Linux OS is widely used in desktops, servers, mobile phones, mainframes, embedded devices, etc.

What is Windows?


The Windows or Microsoft Windows is a group of GUI-based operating systems whose initial version was released on Nov 20, 1985, by Microsoft Corporation. It dominates the world’s personal computer market with over 90% share. It is known for its unique, user-friendly graphical user interface.

The latest version of Windows is Windows 10 and Windows 11 is scheduled to be released at the end of 2021.

Linux vs Windows: The Key Differences

The following table shows the differences between Linux and Windows.


So here we explained the differences between Linux and Windows operating systems. Now if you have any query then write us in the comments below.

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