Difference between Linux and Windows Operating systems with their own advantages

Linux Windows
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. $119 – $199.99, $69 for students, $99 to upgrade to pro
User Everyone. From home users to developers and computer enthusiasts alike. Everyone
Manufacturer Linux kernel is developed by the community. Linus Torvalds oversees things. Microsoft
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. Developed and distributed by Microsoft.
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. On PC’s desktops, laptops, servers and some phones.
File system support Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, Jfs, ReiserFS, Xfs, Btrfs, FAT, FAT32, NTFS FAT, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT
Text mode interface 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.
Company / developer Linus Torvalds and the Linux community. Microsoft
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 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.
License GNU General Public License Proprietary
Default user interface Gnome or KDE Graphical (Windows Aero)
Source model Free Software Closed / Shared source
Supported platforms All PowerPC: versions 1.0 – NT 4.0; DEC Alpha: versions 1.0 – NT 4.0; MIPS R4000: versions 1.0 – NT 4.0; IA-32: versions 1.0 – 8; IA-64: version XP; x86-64: versions XP – 8; ARM: version RT;
Update method Many Windows Update

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