This is a response (Part 9; the last part of this series) to the web blog entitled “101 reasons why Linux is better than Windows”(http://cityblogger.com/archives/2007/01/24/101-reasons-why-linux-is-better-than-windows/)”. The author tries to discredit Windows by giving many reasons why Linux is “better”.
I will do my best to show how this is not the case. Operating systems are just tools. If you try to make one OS look “better” than another, you could possibly lead people into the wrong direction. Please note that the author has not written all 101 reasons on his blog. It appears he stopped writing it a while back. I will respond to everything he has currently written.
Direct quotes from the author are in red and my responses are in black. Please note that I mean no disrespect to the author in anything I say.
80) Linux has bundled Databases such as MySQL and PostgreSQL which are extremely powerful and used in production environments. Customer doesn’t need to purchase expensive databases.
PostgreSQL is also available for Windows.
81) Linux is been used for super computing clusters, most of top super computers in the World use Linux. Windows just can’t scale to that level.
Actually Windows can and is used in super-computers, but Linux is the preferred OS for super-computing as well as having the most market share (for super-computers).
82) File system scalability: while NTFS file system can scale upto 16TB, XFS on Linux can scale upto 18 million TB! yes that bigger than what you would ever need.
Actually NTFS supports up to 256 Tebibytes in maximum volume size! Remember that with the proper drivers, Windows can read other file-systems. In addition, Windows can read more file-systems than just NTFS out of the box.
83) Processor scalability: Linux can scale to Unlimited processors. It is already running on a single system with 2048 CPUs. Windows can’t even claim to come anywhere near that number.
Linux cannot use “unlimited” CPUs. It has a limit (albeit a high one).
Windows can also scale with many CPUs (of course, licensing restrictions apply).
84) You have commands to check the systems Serial Number and other hardware information. to get serial number type:
dmidecode | grep “Serial Number” | head -n1 | sed -e ‘s/tSerial Number: //g’
or type dmidecode for all hardware info Read More. You can easily use this feature to extract data quickly and even write some scripts to do that.
Windows has a built-in program called “System Information” which will show you the same information.
Well this is the end of Part 9! Thanks to everyone who has stuck around to read this entire series. It took me quite a while to write it up, but I hope that people will learn not to believe everything they read online about Windows and Linux.
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