Difference between Linux and Windows

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Linux and Windows both are operating systems. Linux is open source and is free to use whereas Windows is a proprietary.

Following are the important differences between Linux and Windows.

Sr. No.KeyLinuxWindows
1Open SourceLinux is Open Source and is free to use.Windows is not open source and is not free to use.
2Case sensitivityLinux file system is case sensitive.Windows file system is case insensitive.
3kernel typeLinux uses monolithic kernel.Windows uses micro kernel.
4EfficiencyLinux is more efficient in operations as compared to Windows.Windows is less efficient in operations.
5Path SeperatorLinux uses forward slash as path seperator between directorioes.Windows uses backward slash as a path seperator.
6SecurityLinux is highly secure as compared to Windows.Windows provides less security as compared to Linux.
Updated on 27-Nov-2019 07:10:13