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Linux is an Open Source system. This means that millions or at least thousands of volunteer programmers from all over the world are making enhancements, corrections and improvements on a daily basis. This permanently increases the number of features, the flexibility, functionality and security of this program. Linus is advancing at a very fast speed thanks to the many people working on the project. A closed source system such as Microsoft Windows is developed by a small team of software engineers that is falling more and more behind.
It's also the reason why Linux is the cheaper option. Moreover Linux components can be cloned without limits without paying extra for software licences. Actually Linux is free because anyone can download it from the Internet at no charge whatsoever. Support comes from the Open Source Community, mostly through forums. If you want less work, technical phone support, or specific customisations you can also buy the system from online companies. As more businesses adopt Linux, the number of software vendors offering industry specific applications will increase. Unlike Windows Linux is offered by many different companies. This means that you can make your best pick when choosing a company. The only company offering Windows is Microsoft.
Power, Features and Support.
Windows is less powerful than Linux and is prone to crashing. Infected programs within the Linux system are automatically isolated from the rest. Windows doesn't have this feature. Linux comes, among others, with an Apache server and SQL data bases. These are extra free capabilities that cost up to several thousands of pounds on Windows. Unlike Windows Linux always comes with free high quality technical support from the Open Source Community on the Internet. There are so many bright Linux experts out there that it's almost impossible not to solve any problem that may arise from installing or using the system.
More and more web hosting providers are switching from Windows to Linux for the reasons as mentioned above. The website hosting industry has become one of the most competitive online markets offering many different free and paid hosting packages. Before making a decision always make sure that you are dealing with a Linux and not with a Windows webhosting provider.
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