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10 Reasons Why Ubuntu Linux is Better Than Microsoft Windows OS

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For all those who thinks that I’m a Microsoft-hater-cum-activist, well, I’m not. I just don’t agree with Microsoft’s monopolistic policies on user choices.

1. Ubuntu Linux has fewer security issues and viruses

Ubuntu Linux is created based on Open Source concept of code-sharing and the source code is available to anyone who understands. Thus, any security issue encountered can be fixed withing 48 hours or less. I don’t mean to say that Ubuntu does not have security issues, but compared to Windows OS, Ubuntu has a faster turnaround.

As of 2008, there are less than 1000 known viruses that infects GNU/Linux operating systems. Compared to Windows operating system which has more than 74,000 viruses. Though the threat is real on GNU/Linux, rest assured that the Open Source community are taking no chances.

2. Ubuntu Linux can be installed on low-end systems

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