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Arch Linux vs Windows 10: What are the differences?

Arch Linux: A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple. A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple; Windows 10: The most secure Windows ever built. It is the latest iteration of the Microsoft operating systems and has been optimized for home PC performance in a wide variety of applications from serious work to after-hours gaming.

Arch Linux and Windows 10 can be categorized as "Operating Systems" tools.

Decision6, IT-Partner-Berlin, and store2be GmbH are some of the popular companies that use Arch Linux, whereas Windows 10 is used by, HamiStudios Ltd., and SkyQuest. Arch Linux has a broader approval, being mentioned in 5 company stacks & 32 developers stacks; compared to Windows 10, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

Decisions about Arch Linux and Windows 10

Ubuntu is much more faster over Windows and helps to get software and other utilities easier and within a short span of time compared to Windows.

Ubuntu helps to get robustness and resiliency over Windows. Ubuntu runs faster than Windows on every computer that I have ever tested. LibreOffice (Ubuntu's default office suite) runs much faster than Microsoft Office on every computer that I have ever tested.

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I liked manjaro a lot, the huge support it has and the variety of tools it provides is just awesome. But due to its parent platform being Arch Linux it has bleeding-edge technology and that meaning, we get updated 'daily', and if we keep updating the system daily, due to the bugs in the recent updates the system sometimes used to crash, this made the OS really unstable. However, one can avoid such crashes using periodical and careful system/package updates. I now use LinuxMint which is based on Ubuntu, and this OS is completely stable with reliable(mostly tested) updates. And, since this OS is backed up by UBUNTU the concerns/questions one can encounter while using the OS can be easily rectified using the UBUNTU community, which is pretty good. Though this is backed up on UBUNTU it most certainly does NOT include the proprietary stuff of UBUNTU, which is on the bright side of the OS. That's it! Happy Computing.

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Simon Aronsson
Developer Advocate at k6 / Load Impact · | 7 upvotes · 146.5K views

At the moment of the decision, my desktop was the primary place I did work. Due to this, I can't have it blow up on me while I work. While Arch is interesting and powerful, Ubuntu offers (at least for me) a lot more stability and lets me focus on other things than maintaining my own OS installation.

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Pros of Arch Linux
Pros of Windows 10
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    Large Community
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    Package Manager
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    Arch User Repository
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    Rolling Release
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    Bleeding Edge
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    Extensive Documentation
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    Arch Build System
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    X86_64 architecture supported
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    Can fix bugs yourself if you know how to
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    On 4gb other applications less likely to run smoothly
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    The best developer tools for all devices
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    Editors choice. But not suitable on 4gb ram. Alth
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    Complies with JIS Standard
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    Best for Indonesian PC Users
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    Great is if you have 8b ram and a 128gb ssd minimum

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Cons of Arch Linux
Cons of Windows 10
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    Systemd only
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    Only X86_64 architecture is offically supported
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    No Guided Installation
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    System maintenance
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    Comparatively fewer offically supported packages
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    Slow, slow and slow
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    Lags really much on low end devices
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    Worst OS to run on 2GB of RAM
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    Can't fix bugs yourself

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