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Windows or Linux

Discussion in 'Domains and Hosting' started by Cavalier0754, Nov 17, 2015.

Which OS do you prefer on your servers?

  1. Linux

    7 vote(s)
    58.3%
  2. Windows

    5 vote(s)
    41.7%
  1. Cavalier0754

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    Which OS do you prefer on your servers and why?
     
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  3. T J Tutor

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    Linux

    Easier to manage and a wider variety of options.
     
  4. Maximum

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    I prefer Windows for gaming, programming, and experimenting with web design and Linux for any general use.
     
  5. Gustavowoltman

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    I would say linux for programming and windows for gaming, surfing, general use..
     
  6. gkd_uk

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    Depends :)

    I'm more of a Windows person, but have to use Linux if I am using VMware as the underlying infrastructure is ESXi.

    I also prefer my websites to run on Apache
     
  7. Maximum

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    I prefer Linux (Debian) over Windows on a server.
     
  8. K36

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    Linux all day
     
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  9. Ninja Marketer11

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    +1 for Linux. Easy to use.
     
  10. threenerds2014

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    Love to use linux for web hosting purpose.
     
  11. kimonochi

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    i think you should use Linux
     
  12. shohrab

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    For Linux is the best choice for sever.
     
  13. ahabschmidt

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    Agree completely here. All my C/C++ programming thus far has been on a Linux box. Windows libraries are very, very nasty to deal with in C++.

    Out of curiosity, what are your thoughts on the package managers in Linux? Do you think they do an adequate job of cross-platform software compatibility?
     
  14. hmb-willem

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    I will go for Linux, it is easier to manage and provides many option to modify source code of applications as per our need.
     
  15. rz3300

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    I have heard that Linux is best for web hosting but I am just not at all familiar with it and my basic lack of intrigue into the whole things just means that I stick with Windows. Maybe someday when I have the time I will look more into using Linux but for now my needs are met so I cannot complain. i guess maybe it is just easier to stick to what you know.
     
  16. rony fernandis

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    not really a fan of linux. been using windows eversince my 8th grade and love it. i found ios also better than linux.
     
  17. NiteshPundhir

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    Linux.
    Its best and secure than any other OS. So, i will suggest go for linux.
     
  18. Jim Moriarty95

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  19. johnbrent

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    I go with linux...
     
  20. balaji courier

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    linux is more secure than the windows...
     
  21. tomjoe

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    window is best of all you will get all software of window but not at linux
     

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