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Nativefier vs Ubuntu: What are the differences?

Nativefier: Wrap any web page natively without even thinking, across Windows, OSX and Linux. Nativefier is a command line tool that allows you to easily create a desktop application for any web site with succinct and minimal configuration. Apps are wrapped by Electron in an OS executable (.app, .exe, etc.) for use on Windows, OSX and Linux; Ubuntu: The leading OS for PC, tablet, phone and cloud. 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.

Nativefier can be classified as a tool in the "Cross-Platform Desktop Development" category, while Ubuntu is grouped under "Operating Systems".

Nativefier is an open source tool with 20.1K GitHub stars and 1.16K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Nativefier's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Nativefier and Ubuntu

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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Global familiarity, free, widely used, and as a debian distro feels more comfortable when rapidly switching between local macOS and remote command lines.

CentOS does boast quite a few security/stability improvements, however as a RHEL-based distro, differs quite significantly in the command line and suffers from slightly less frequent package updates. (Could be a good or bad thing depending on your use-case and if it is public facing)

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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 Nativefier
Pros of Ubuntu
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    Has a better Javascript support, and is much faster
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    Free to use
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    Easy setup for testing discord bot
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    Gateway Linux Distro
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    Simple interface
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    Don't need driver installation in most cases
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    Open Source
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    Many active communities
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    Easy to custom
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    Many flavors/distros based on ubuntu

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Cons of Nativefier
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      Demanding system requirements
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      Adds overhead and unnecessary complexity over Debian

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    What is Nativefier?

    Nativefier is a command line tool that allows you to easily create a desktop application for any web site with succinct and minimal configuration. Apps are wrapped by Electron in an OS executable (.app, .exe, etc.) for use on Windows, OSX and Linux.

    What is 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.

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