Compare Linux and Windows

Compare Linux and Windows

Linux and Windows are two different types of Operating Systems. Each one has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

Linux

Windows

Developed

Developed by Microsoft Inc.

Open Source Software

Proprietary Software

Offers high level of customization

Offers minimal to none level of customization

Higher security features

Lower security features that cannot be modified

Supports the standard POSIX systemcall interface

Only provides for POSIX using an emulation layer

The Linux ABI supports the ELF file format

The Windows kernel supports the PE file format

Supports Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, Jfs, ReiserFS, Xfs, Btrfs, FAT, FAT32, NTFS

Supports FAT, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT

Default user interface is Gnome or KDE

Default user interface is Graphical (Windows Aero)

BASH (Bourne Again SHell) is the Linux default shell. It can support multiple command interpreters.

Windows uses a command shell and each version of Windows has a single command interpreter with dos-like commands, recently there is the addition of the optional PowerShell that uses more Unix-like commands.

Part of the GNU OS family

Part of the DOS family

Programmed in C

Programmed in Assembly, C, C++

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