elementary OS vs Windows 10

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Windows 10 vs elementary OS: What are the differences?

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; elementary OS: A privacy-respecting replacement for Windows and macOS. It is the flagship distribution to showcase the Pantheon desktop environment. The distribution promotes itself as a “fast, open, and privacy-respecting” replacement to macOS and Windows.

Windows 10 and elementary OS belong to "Operating Systems" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Windows 10 are:

  • Security
  • Fast
  • Efficient

On the other hand, elementary OS provides the following key features:

  • Visual Changes in Desktop elements
  • Terminal
  • Photos

elementary OS is an open source tool with 921 GitHub stars and 540 GitHub forks. Here's a link to elementary OS's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about elementary OS 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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Pros of elementary OS
Pros of Windows 10
  • 5
    Free to use
  • 4
    Fast
  • 4
    MacOs like feel
  • 4
    Stable
  • 3
    Elegant
  • 2
    Excellent replacement for Windows
  • 2
    Very easy to use
  • 2
    Good for beginners
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    On 4gb other applications less likely to run smoothly
  • 1
    Editors choice. But not suitable on 4gb ram. Alth
  • 1
    Great is if you have 8b ram and a 128gb ssd minimum

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Cons of elementary OS
Cons of Windows 10
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    Less customization
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    What is elementary OS?

    It is the flagship distribution to showcase the Pantheon desktop environment. The distribution promotes itself as a “fast, open, and privacy-respecting” replacement to macOS and Windows.

    What is Windows 10?

    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.

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      What are some alternatives to elementary OS and Windows 10?
      Ubuntu
      Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
      Linux Mint
      The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.
      Mac OS X
      It brings new features inspired by its most powerful users, but designed for everyone. Stay better focused on your work in Dark Mode. Automatically organize files using Stacks.
      Manjaro
      It is an accessible, friendly, open-source Linux distribution and community. Based on Arch Linux, it provides all the benefits of cutting-edge software combined with a focus on getting started quickly, automated tools to require less manual intervention, and help readily available when needed.
      Fedora
      Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that provides users with access to the latest free and open source software, in a stable, secure and easy to manage form. Fedora is the largest of many free software creations of the Fedora Project. Because of its predominance, the word "Fedora" is often used interchangeably to mean both the Fedora Project and the Fedora operating system.
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