Linux VS Windows

There are many operating systems available in the market, some have interactive user interface and some are focused on security and functionalities. Nowadays everyone has personal computer or a laptop with using some operating system in it. Today we are talking about two sell known operating systems, Linux and Windows. Following is the comparison between them.

Linux

Cost:
Linux can be freely distributed, downloaded freely, distributed through magazines, Books etc. There are priced versions for Linux also, but they are normally cheaper than Windows.
Development and Distribution:
Linux is developed by Open Source development i.e. through sharing and collaboration of code and features through forums etc and it is distributed by various vendors.
Manufacturer:
Linux kernel is developed by the community. Linus Torvalds oversees things.
User:
Everyone. From home users to developers and computer enthusiasts alike.
Introduction (from Wikipedia):
Linux is a Unix-like and POSIX-compliant computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. The defining component of Linux is the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released
Usage:
Linux can be installed on a wide variety of computer hardware, ranging from mobile phones, tablet computers and video game consoles, to mainframes and supercomputers.
File system support:
Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, Jfs, ReiserFS, Xfs, Btrfs, FAT, FAT32, NTFS
Company / developer:
Linus Torvalds and the Linux community.
Update method:
Many
License:
GNU General Public License
Text mode interface:
BASH (Bourne Again SHell) is the Linux default shell. It can support multiple command interpreters.
Preceded by:
Basic Terminal (CLI)
Available language(s):
Multilingual
Default user interface:
Gnome, KDE or many other desktops
Source model:
Free Software
Programmed in:
C

Windows

Cost:
$119 - $199.99, $69 for students, $99 to upgrade to pro
Development and Distribution:
Developed and distributed by Microsoft.
Manufacturer:
Microsoft
User:
Everyone
Introduction (from Wikipedia):
Microsoft Windows is a series of graphical interface operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft. Microsoft introduced an operating environment named Windows on November 20, 1985 as a graphical operating system shell for MS-DOS.
Usage:
On PCs desktops, laptops, servers and some phones.
File system support:
FAT, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT
Company / developer:
Microsoft
Update method:
Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Microsoft Update Catalog
License:
Proprietary
Text mode interface:
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.
Preceded by:
MS-DOS
Available language(s):
Multilingual
Default user interface:
Graphical (Luna/Royale, Windows Aero, Metro, Fluent Design)
Source model:
Closed / Shared source
Programmed in:
Assembly, C, C++

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