Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Windows vs Linux

IT Pro recently released an article on Windows vs Linux


In this article they covered a few points:

Software Compatibility
Layout, design and User Interface

Now.  Im not here to bash Windows.  Windows definitely has some strong points and Linux has its strong points.

Black Lab Linux though is designed with user-friendliness in its DNA as well as software and compatibility.  Many of our users and customers have deemed us as the best distro when it comes to a professional, user friendly and performance computing environment.  We are compatible with existing Linux applications through our shared code base with Ubuntu and we work hard to achieve compatibility with all kinds of traditional UNIX applications from SGI IRIX, AIX, HP/UX, SCO UnixWare and SCO OpenServer.  As for Windows compatibility, all of our commercial systems ship with Virtualbox so you can run virtualized sessions of Windows and we can configure the software layer known as Wine to run a variety of Windows software.

Black Lab Linux in addition to most Linux distros nowadays are very simple to install with even the most tedious of tasks being fully automated.  Long gone are the days of having to manually configure monitors, keyboards, mice and disk partitions.  As for user friendliness we work hard so that even new users can use the GUI and be as familiar with our layout as are most Windows and OS X users.  Whatever background you come from Black Lab Linux will seem familiar and easy to navigate with a short transition period.

Support.  The article suggests that Windows is easier to support.  Now, with Microsoft support its very difficult and sifting through many forums and documentation can be extremely tedious.  With Black Lab Linux our users and customers enjoy an issue response within 24 hours of contact, 7 days a week.  If its a serious concern we do attempt to recreate the issue and put out a fix within a timely matter.  You also have a friendly community who can also answer any questions you have.

Hardware support -  Many people claim Windows to have better hardware support and to be better supported with hardware.  With Linux even newer systems have that support and when you purchase systems with Black Lab Linux from us they are 100% tested and GUARANTEED to work.  We thoroughly test each system before it gets shipped to the customer.  When you have Black Lab Linux installed on OUR systems we don't make you reinstall Windows and ship it back.  If we have to replace or repair a system you send it back as is whether you have Windows, Linux, even Hackintosh installed.  We will repair or replace the ailing hardware component.  Dell, HP, Acer and Samsung make you reinstall Windows in order for them to even look at your machine.

So while Linux and Windows both offer compelling reasons to use either/or the situation is not as cut and dry as it makes it to be.  The decision to use Linux or Windows should be based on your needs and what you desire because in all those points above Linux is just as good and sometimes superior to Windows.  With Black Lab Linux you get that personal touch, around the clock support and a staff with over 90 years of combined experience of Unix/Linux support.  When we say we look forward to serving you, its not just a byline to make you buy a box. We are with you 100% through order, shipment, installation and usage.  This includes home, business, or education usage.

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