Surely this question you have asked yourself at some time in your life, many people who use Windows and who are curious about the Linux world have asked themselves this question. What had never happened is that someone asked this question in a forum like Reddit, in which a user who eI was thinking of switching to Ubuntu did it, saying what could Linux do that Windows or MacOSX couldn't do
And of course, the responses from Linux and Ubuntu lovers did not wait. They tried to convince this user that Ubuntu was better than Windows and OSX with lots of arguments, some with more foundation than others but without a doubt interesting.
Among the most voted comments, there were some interesting ones such as the customizing Linux systems with desktops(Cinnamon, Unity, Mate, Plasma ...) with respect to the only Windows desktop that changes the color, the background and little else. Others opted for the utility of Linux in aspects such as the terminal, error reports, free applications ...
Others choose laugh at windows problems, saying Linux doesn't have blue screen of death nor does it have to reboot to install updates.
Apple's system, OSX, was also criticized as being too expensive, that the Unix tools were out of date and that they did not know how to handle the packages well.
As for the opinion that I have about what can be done in Linux, I think that what is mentioned separately there are more things that are not mentioned so much.
- We do not pay: While in Windows you have to pay expensive licenses or resort to piracy, in Linux we have free and free software.
- We can create our own operating system: The good thing about linux and free software is that we have the source code available so that the most skilled can modify it and create their own Linux system. Windows, on the other hand, is very exclusive in this regard.
- We are more confident: Since Windows 10 came out with Cortana asking for location and Windows asking for our dataIt is necessary to use Linux if you want to enjoy privacy. In addition, we must not forget in Windows we will be exposed to constant computer viruses.
- Live CDs: In most Linux systems we can test the system without installing it, through a Live CD. In Microsoft systems there are some unofficial versions, but they do not work well (I tried a Windows XP Live and it gave a blue screen of death when booting).
- Number of distributions: Windows only has one distribution in its different versions. Linux has thousands of distributions with its desktop environment variants. Such is the power of Linux that even Microsoft has its own Linux distribution.
- Others: From faster execution to the ability to load updated systems that require few requirements but are supported, there are more advantages of Linux over Windows but if I put them all it would not end until tomorrow.
I think that the only advantages that Windows has today are that it has a majority of users and that it is better in games, the first advantage is typical of the comfort and ignorance of the people and the second I hope that things will be balanced when Steam comes out Machines.As for OSX, I don't even name it, since I don't feel like paying 2000 Euros for a Hardware that I can get for 700.