Linux vs Windows

First Thing First:
Linux is NOT Windows.

What does it mean?
As explained on What is Linux page, while both Linux and Windows operate the machine that you have (both of them are car drivers), they do have different names, different features and different way to handle everything (drive the car).

Linux vs Windows
  1. Unlike what you may think (your first impression) about Linux being hard, that is not true. Linux is very easy to use and learn.
  2. Linux is very Secure.
  3. You do not need to worry about Viruses as you get by default the most powerful Anti-Virus in the world and it is called Linux Kernel which is the core/heart of Linux System. 
  4. Linux is very stable.
  5. Linux is very fast.
  6. Linux Updates make Linux work better, faster and more stable.
  7. Linux is totally free of charge, you do not need to pay anything in order to get it and use it. You can download it from the internet, try it before you install it and if you like it, you can install it. YES, all that for free.
  8. Linux Support is totally free, you don't need to pay anything in order to get your problem solved. 
  9. Linux is a Community Project and it has a vast and huge Community, it does not belong to a company nor someone. It is for everyone to use and improve and promote, etc. 
  10. Linux makes your life better, easier and more fun.
  11. Whenever you have problems with Linux, you do not need to format and re-install. Few steps and your problem is fixed.
  12. Linux has lots of applications, unlike you may think of about it. The name of the applications could be different but you can have the same functions you used to have with Windows, if not more and better.
  13. Linux is being used to backup Windows and rescue your data/files whenever a machine with Windows is down.
  14. Linux gives you 100% freedom to do and use whatever you want. NO more limitations.
  15. Linux is for human beings.


  1. On line 8, you need to better explain what "free" means in the linux world. Some Linux OSes are free to download and install. It can be used for any purpose and redistribute to other users. Linux, however is not free in terms of "no charge". There are linux OSes (redhat, Suse) that do require a fee to use and for technical support. When relating to "free", it means freedom to use and modify the software to suite your needs. In this case, you have the freedom to personalize it.

    Example, ubuntu is free to download, redistribute, and personalize as long as the user follows the licenses. It you are to use it in a commercial environment or for a business production, there will be a charge for the service.

    We need to be clear on what "free" means in the linux world. Ubuntu follows these guidelines and so must we.

    On line #1, linux is not hard to learn. There are, however, some linux OSes that takes a little elbo grease to master. Examples are Slackware and Arch. When you say easy to use, be very specific on what type of linux OS is easy to use; ubuntu, mint, Zorin OS. These are designed for new users to linux. Those need to be easy to use. You should say "ubuntu is easy to use".

    Keep everything specific to ubuntu not linux. We are not teaching people how to use linux in general but how to use ubuntu. In this effort, users will be learn a form of linux. Still the same process.

    Overall, the comparison is good. Just change "linux" to "ubuntu". That is our mission, to transition XP users to linux.

    Another thing we can do, in relation to Windows 7 and 8 users is to offer them a way to revive any old PCs they have lying around. Rather then collection dust, or being sent to the recycle yard, we can show them ways to make them support their everyday computing activities. For instance, building a home server, firewall, gateway, backup etc. Our target should be XP users and old PCs.

  2. Why not listed the disadvantages of linuX? :-P