Microsoft has been making things easy for those of us who write about Linux since 2007. Not only did he leave us the title served when he baptized the successor of XP as "Vista" (The title of the post was written by itself) but that version had so many problems that the "Goodbye Windows!" he was a magnet for readers.
Then came the "7 Reasons to Quit Windows", the "8 Reasons Linux is Better" and the "10 Things Linux Beats Windows at."
However, from Redmond they decided to screw us. The maximum span of throws betweene Windows versions used to be six years old. And, since Windows 10 is from 2015, all bloggers already had our post ready with the 11 highlights of Linux. But, there will be no Windows 11
Windows 10 is morphing into a Rolling Release that receives constant incremental updates. As the company wants to migrate from its licensing system to monthly subscriptions, the change makes a lot of sense.
However, is not the thing to go wasting post. Therefore, here is my compilation of 11 advantages of Windows.
On the other hand, Microsoft is working on a large user experience review for Windows under the codename Sun Valley. This reform consists of a new focused start menu and a redesign of the taskbar, new animations, iconography, sounds and updated application designs. On the other hand, new functions are added such as widgets, better window adjustment among others.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called it the "most significant Windows update of the last decade."
In other words, we must not lose hope that they will screw up (*)
11 advantages of Linux
But let's stop talking bad about the competition and let's focus on our own virtues.
- Non-intrusive updates: Windows 10 updates are a stomach ache. Unless you schedule them for when you go to sleep, you should stop working while you wait for them to finish installing. And if there is a failure in the process, you should wait for them to finish uninstalling and repeat the procedure. Linux distributions install the updates while you use the computer, and although they indicate the need to restart, they will wait until you are ready to do it.
- Cost: Unless you are willing to participate in the Insider program (and lose stability) to use Windows you have to pay, either a license or a subscription. Most Linux distributions are free, and some of the paid ones, only They charge you if you need professional technical support.
- No unnecessary software: Linux distributions have basic installation modes that include only the browser and the programs necessary for the operation of the system. You decide what you want to install.
- With the necessary software: On the other hand, the normal installation of any Linux distribution includes office programs, mail clients, multimedia players and everything you need to use your computer from the first moment.
- Multiple desktops: Each of the Linux distributions has versions with different desktops with different user interfaces for all tastes. You just need to find the one that suits your needs.
- Increased levels of security throughoutAlthough no operating system is stupid user-proof, Linux's construction with its role and permission system makes it more resistant to cyber attacks.
- Backward compatibility: Linux distributions are less prone to planned obsolescence and allow you to use computers for longer. And, there are some developed specifically for older models.
- Instant compatibility with most peripherals: Today, Linux distributions allow some form of file exchange with cameras, mobile phones and printers without the need for the installation of extra drivers.
- Wide range of programs: From the repositories of the applications themselves and others managed by third parties, thousands of utility programs and games can be downloaded for all needs.
- Error correction: Most Linux security problems were spotted by researchers and could only be exploited under conditions that are unlikely to occur outside of a laboratory. All of them were quickly fixed by the developers and patched by the different distributions.
- You can participate: Most of Linux development is open source. This means that if you have a suggestion or a criticism, you can bring it closer to the community and make it available to everyone.
* In case some sensitive soul has not understood that it is a joke, I clarify that I have been part of the Windows Insider program from the beginning. If they screw up, I'll be among the first to suffer the consequences.