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Discussion on: 5 Reasons to Use Ubuntu Instead of Windows

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I agree with Mark Vassilevskiy. IMO, Linux is more suited for coders. Take the driver issue for instance. If u encounter issues with your driver, in Windows, u have to wait for the devs to publish the updated drivers. However, in Linux, u can literally fox the issue if u know how to code (hence being customizable). Linux has the capability to fully customize the os to your needs, including load balancing (for example. Again, normal users won't even need this or know about this) whilst windows is unable to without relying on hardware specific routers. There's too much to list here able the capabilities that Linux offers. IMO, windows has just way too many limitations (including the fact that u can overwrite system permissions for very specific files, which at many a time, is the cause of problems in the operation of the OS). Secondly, I have 64gb ddr4. Windows runs at 26gb on idle for me whilst Linux only runs on 8.x GB (8-9gb). I'm not saying windows is the cause of the resource hogging but the windows based applications are. Applications programmed for Windows OS usually don't have their resource management properly organized. On the other hand, I prefer Linux due to the fact that resource management for Linux based applications are way better n more efficient.

Bottom line, don't get me wrong as I run dual OS as well. IMO, if you are just an average user, stick with Windows. If you r a coder, stick with Linux (or Windows, whichever u prefer). Windows is easier to use compared to Linux. While Linux is far more complicated and complex, it also serves to be more flexible (for those who really know the depths of Linux).

At least this is what I think and know, based on my experiences. Also, if I may, i'd say only a few in the world truly know the depths of Linux and it's extensive reaches in the world of customization (of which, I admit I am not one of. But I still manage to learn something new despite being an advanced user of Linux and coding. Whereas in Windows, you're just ... that. stagnant)

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Mark Vassilevskiy Author

Yep, in other words there’s a ton o customization and usability comparable to it has Windows. Thanks for reading!

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Exactly :) average users shouldn't complain about driver issues in Linux as since they give generic drivers, u have the authority to improve on them. I feel it kind of funny that people come complaining that Linux has driver issues (since they don't know how to improve on it). If there are any, fix it yourself then. XD not saying Linux is almighty here. Nothing's perfect, but Linux definitely isn't limited (compared to windows) and especially for "custom-made" hardware's (either tailored or DIY). For people who r in R&D and create their own hardware's, Linux is definitely the way to go. Faster calculations and compilations, whereas a simple task that may take 30secs on Linux to compile may take up to hrs on Windows to compile