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  Post #16 (permalink)   06-26-2014, 09:45 AM
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Honestly, you can put VM's on Windows and run it as Linux, you truly don't have to pick and choose.

Myself, my work computer has Hyper-V where I can set up different computers etc to my network. It allows you to experiment etc, however, most companies use linux based softwares unless they're building something, or using a specific software.

The only true reason I can see to use a Windows OS is to have a dedicated computer at your side, because linux isn't made to handle the same kind of wear and tear that windows is.
 
 


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  Post #17 (permalink)   07-05-2014, 08:55 PM
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Similar to what many have stated, it depends on requirements. Both are good in my opinion as they both have their strengths, we use Windows which was most effective for our infrastructure and control panel application as I've found it is well supported.
 
 
 


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  Post #18 (permalink)   07-06-2014, 05:08 AM
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Similar to what many have stated, it depends on requirements. Both are good in my opinion as they both have their strengths, we use Windows which was most effective for our infrastructure and control panel application as I've found it is well supported.
Which control panel are you using? We offer both Linux and Windows hosting which is working very well for us. For Windows, we use WebsitePanel.
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  Post #19 (permalink)   07-07-2014, 01:57 AM
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There is a reason why most of the internet runs a *nix OS and that's because its more stable, more reliable, and more secure. I use to run windoze on a desktop about 15 years ago which is when I lost most of my hair, but after switching to Mandrake ( now Mageia) it stopped falling out.
Windoze?? is that still around?
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  Post #20 (permalink)   07-07-2014, 06:04 AM
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The only true reason I can see to use a Windows OS is to have a dedicated computer at your side, because linux isn't made to handle the same kind of wear and tear that windows is.
No you're right, linux will take alot more wear and tear than windows. Host and ISPs use linux for uptime and flexibility, not just for price.

The cost of a windows license, is nothing in the long run, but why pay for Windows if it's not necessary as Linux is better as most things than windows. (.ASP and .NET are the exceptions)

Free is not an issue for us, we pay monthly fees for our Supported Enterprise Linux, as we would rather have support for our customers rather than just community support.
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  Post #21 (permalink)   07-07-2014, 10:53 PM
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Both the hosting have their advantages. Linux is more secure and reliable in my opinion.. Windows has native support for .net and the GUI is also a plus for beginners.
 
 
 


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  Post #22 (permalink)   07-08-2014, 05:15 AM
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It is not something we can compare at the way which is better,we can only compare it when it comes certain task and usage,but generaly linux is better for most tasks but Windows has some adventage also and that is why I said we can't compare it generaly because in different situation we will have different result
 
 
 


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  Post #23 (permalink)   09-17-2014, 12:04 PM
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Windows and Linux can not be compared with each other as both has certain merits and demerits over each other.

Choosing of particular operating system between two is depends upon your application.
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  Post #24 (permalink)   09-23-2014, 05:16 AM
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If you are planing to have a server then its Linux but for home use maybe windows
 
 
 


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  Post #25 (permalink)   09-23-2014, 05:41 PM
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Linux is much better. Especially since you can use cPanel. Much easier to use and simpler if you starting off.
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  Post #26 (permalink)   09-24-2014, 03:21 AM
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As others have said Linux is more secure and reliable. It does however depend on your requirements and which one would be better suited for you.
 
 
 


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  Post #27 (permalink)   09-24-2014, 03:36 AM
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Linux is much better. Especially since you can use cPanel. Much easier to use and simpler if you starting off.
yeah agree to this also windows is not good for servers. It is design for home use.
 
 
 


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  Post #28 (permalink)   10-18-2014, 05:06 PM
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Im prefer Linux
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  Post #29 (permalink)   10-22-2014, 11:11 AM
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Linux would be the most common option
 
 
 


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  Post #30 (permalink)   10-26-2014, 01:39 PM
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Choosing between Linux & Windows actually depends on your programming and application requirements. Windows Hosting is suitable for applications developed using technologies such as ASP.NET and ColdFusion. Linux Hosting is suitable for applications developed using languages such as PHP, Perl, Python and JSP. However most programming languages are supported on Windows OS but the performance of PHP and Perl has been proved to be ideal on Linux environment.
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