How to Choose Between Windows and Linux

The decision of what operating system to use is a no-brainer for home and business PCs: It’s Windows or Apple’s Mac OS X. For GalaxyVisions Internet hosting customers, the choice is a bit more daunting. There’s a flavor of Windows designed for servers, the latest is Windows Server 2012. But there are also many variations of Linux, which can also be used on desktops, though it’s never taken off. has a useful guide for figuring which operating system to use on your dedicated or virtual server. As you’ll see, Linux is a great choice for those looking to maximize uptime, minimize security risks and leverage the power of the open-source community of developers.

That’s not to say you shouldn’t explore the possibilities with Windows. In fact, you may have server apps and databases that only work with the Microsoft operating system. But give this guide a read to see the strengths of Linux. We’ll have more about the strengths of Windows at a later date.

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