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Difference between Ubuntu and Windows 7

Main difference

Windows is a closed source operating system, most of which is based solely on software developed by Microsoft. Ubuntu is an open source Linux-based operating system that uses a significant part of the Debian Linux-based operating system. In turn, both operating systems use the Linux kernel, which was developed outside of each project. Ubuntu uses the Linux Kernel which is monolithic, Windows uses a Hybrid Kernel. Ubuntu is based on the company Canonical and also on the community, Windows is strictly based on the company.

What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is an open source software platform that runs everywhere, from smartphone, tablet, and PC to server and cloud. the free price and higher level of customization make Ubuntu an attractive option. Ubuntu uses the Linux Kernel which is monolithic.

What is Windows 7?

Windows 7 (codenamed Vienna, formerly Blackcomb) is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 7 is a staple of the corporate work environment and takes precedence in many professional situations.

Key differences

  1. Ubuntu is completely free for residential use. Compared to the price of Windows 7 (which can easily exceed $300 per computer), Ubuntu quickly becomes a highly desirable alternative to standard Windows or OS X offerings.
  2. Although the free price and higher level of customization make Ubuntu an attractive option, Windows 7 remains a staple of the corporate work environment and takes precedence in many professional situations.
  3. Ubuntu uses the Linux Kernel which is monolithic, Windows uses a Hybrid Kernel.
  4. Ubuntu has multiple desktop environments, for example Unity, Gnome, Mate, KDE, LXDE, Xfce, e17, &c., MS usually only has one UI.
  5. Ubuntu can be used as a desktop operating system and as a server (the desktop version can also be used as a server), the Windows desktop is not designed for servers.
  6. Ubuntu can run on a wider variety of hardware architecture, eg x86, PPC, etc., where Windows is more limited.
  7. Ubuntu is based on the company Canonical and also on the community, Windows is strictly based on the company.
  8. Linux has very deep, yet simple and efficient file rights management out of the box and additional restriction mechanisms available. Windows started implementing the same technique starting with Windows 2000, but even today its security model is weak

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