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Why Linux is better OS in terms of services?

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Hi guys, what's your thought about Linux and common services like WWW, DNS, SMTP,etc.. ? Why they are so tight together? I mean most of the servers (especially web servers) online are running Linux as host and I believe that the reason could be associated with the fact that it's really reliable and stable as OS and there are also a lot of pre made tools that are needed to  maintences works and stuff. What's your opinion?

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From my standpoint, Linux server are easier to setup and maintain. They are less costly than Windows servers, and offer improved performance, particularly to run PHP, which is native to Linux and may degrade when run on a Windows platform.

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Linux is easy to support and manage. LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) just works plain and simple. There isn't the cost or licensing issues involved with Windows. 

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Linux is the way to go with web servers. A friend of mine is involved in that industry and they pretty much use Linux exclusively. While we can all vouch that Linux is a great and efficient OS, it won't replace Windows for the home and business markets. The other day I noticed my dentist was still using Windows XP when I was getting billed. Try telling him to upgrade Windows or shift to Linux, just not going to happen. 

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Linux is better in terms of completion;why install everyday after your first installation? You are able to update all your software in a single click. Plus, there's not a big mess in your start menus. Linux is just better. 

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I formated my PC, a couple days ago, and made a dual boot of Windows 8.1 and Lubuntu 15.1 (I think). Currently I'm using only Lubuntu and I'm very happy with the results! I'm still learning how to use it, because here you use a lot of console comands, it's not by clicking the files, mainly you use comands and I like it a lot. They make it a little more complex but simpler at the same time, once you get used to it you will love it!

Other thing is that my PC is a bit old (7 or 8 years old), nowadays a 7 years old laptop is almost trash, so Lubuntu runs way smoother than my Windows 8.1 copy! It's a must on my machine eheh

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It's safer to store files in Linux than Windows. Windows can never compare to the amount of security Linux provides. It also has a community of awesome people who help patch and fix bugs quickly.

I always use Linux as my "server" when it comes to storing all my important files. :D

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I want to know if its possible to convert a PC that uses Windows into Linux?  I rarely see Linux OS using PC's being sold around my area.  From what I heard there are less viruses created for Linux. I am sure there are some harmful viruses that specifically target Linux but I had encountered too much viruses with Windows and experiencing less of it my be the good change I am looking for.

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19 hours ago, SundayDrivah said:

I want to know if its possible to convert a PC that uses Windows into Linux?  I rarely see Linux OS using PC's being sold around my area.  From what I heard there are less viruses created for Linux. I am sure there are some harmful viruses that specifically target Linux but I had encountered too much viruses with Windows and experiencing less of it my be the good change I am looking for.

Linux is susceptible to malware and malware does exist for it. That said, the life of a virus or any other sort of malware is going to be very difficult on a properly configured system. The security issues with Linux are more of an exploit and hacking type nature and home users are not really targeted for these purposes.

You can install Linux on a PC with Windows by overwriting windows and wiping it out or you can partition and do a dual boot setup. There are multiple ways to accomplish this and some distributions will even copy over documents and photos etc... from your Windows partition for you. If you decide to install a Linux distribution back up all your files first and be prepared to use different software.

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