A Linux User Using ‘Windows 10’ After More than 8 Years – See Comparison

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32 Responses

  1. Kuba says:

    I use both Windows 10 at work and Debian 8.5 at home. So let me share some observations with you guys.

    1. Win 10 system requirements is a bullshit you need twice as much to run it smoothly. But the system is solid stable as hell.

    A balanced net installation of Linux will work fine on 1Gigahertz CPU and 1 GB of RAM.

    2. OK installation of Win10 is simpler then installation of Linux. No discussion.

    3. Have no clue what was installed and how. Windows show me pictures.

    4. Yes default win 10 Interface is beautifully clean and system boots relatively fast as long as you have more then 2 GB of ram and at least core duo CPU with more then 1MB on a first cache.

    So in 99% of cases system act fine. In another case after it boots you must wait more then a minute until you can do anything besides enjoying the view.

    By the way secret of lightning boot up is hiberfile.sys (that is probably created even when you totally turn of your PC). But I’m not sure of that.

    5. Its jams your internet connection if you have cheap adsl you are screwed end of story.

    6. You can not turn of updates they are obligatory and time consuming.

    7. Updates aren’t consume your hd space. Updates replace files instead of adding files to existing ones. Well Linux has it since its beginning. But its a great improvement in Windows.

    8. Drivers support is really awesome on Windows 10 its not a joke I was impressed.

    9. MS EDGE Is blazing fast and stable I don’t know if its secure.

    10. I cant compare Win 10 gui with my Linux desktop cause I use environment that is not so full of bells and whistles in compare of gnome or kde.

    11. CLI package management that’s awesome news for sysadmins and advanced users.

    12. It wants to send a bunch of stuff to MS see point 5.

    You must take some effort to block its activity. Its an impossible task for normal user as our mom’s

    13. As you said virtual desktop well we have it for 2 decades.

  2. Pankaj says:

    I feel like this review wasn’t done with an open mind.

    There was no need to bash Windows over everything by comparing it to Linux. It’s just a matter of usecase, a particular features might not be useful for you but could be useful for another (type of) user and vice-versa.

    Beside I have read about a few nice features which are not present in any of current Linux distros but Windows have it, like multi-touch trackpad with support for gestures, support for 4K display, etc but that side of the coin was ignored completely.

    I feel the review could have been a little more unbiased, and the comparison at every single step could have been avoided.

    PS: I’m a Linux user myself, the last time I owned a Windows machine was in 2010.

  3. Rohit says:

    I was unable to boot in to windows using dd command to make USB bootable ,is there any way to make my USB bootable.

  4. Dani says:

    do not get me wrong , i am a big Linux fan and i use it as my primary os of choice.

    i strongly disagree ” with all respect” to the sentence “Linux is years ahead of Windows.”

    basic functions does not work as it should compared to Mac / Windows , even latest builds for many applications that are cross platforms are not available by default or requires some work to do by the end user or wait for a 6 month spin of a new release to get it up and running.

  5. Fernando says:

    Hi Avishek Kumar, I agree Linux is way ahead of Windows that is why they are copying certain features from Linux. I love Linux but at work I need to use windows because of Office, Outlook etc. I used Ubuntu 9.04 for 1 year 6 months no hassles until I got a new laptop where I worked at my previous company, anyway I want to move back to Linux (Mint 17.2 or Ubuntu but I need help to get Office, VPN client installed so that I can forget about Windows and only look through it at home lol) I saw an alternative of WINE for Linux called CROSSOVER you have to pay for it . Is there a good tutorial that you can help with for this kind of migration. You help will be much appreciated. If I get this to work then I will convince alot of users to move over to Linux.
    Fernando Turner (South Africa)

  6. Tim says:

    Quite a few errors in this article, and you can really tell that the author is biased.

  7. Ricardo Banffy says:

    Nice article, but it should have gone through a basic revision.

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