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What operating system should I use, Windows or Linux?

My major in masters will be, "software architecture for big data processing", so I think I will work with python ide pycharm, spss, R-compiler, and many other compilers and now I am confused about which operating system is better for me.

1st Sep 2021, 7:47 AM
Noman Iqbal
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7 Answers
2nd Sep 2021, 7:16 PM
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Linux is more secure than windows which can be hacked See this to know more (found on google) https://interestingengineering.com/what-operating-system-is-the-best-choice-for-software-engineers
1st Sep 2021, 7:57 AM
<★Shaurya Chauhan★>(ACTIVE AGAIN✌😇🙃)
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i have bad computer so i use linux mint xfce which is similar to window
1st Sep 2021, 10:44 PM
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"It's 2021 people. Windows has moved on from the old days of Windows 3.x and Windows 9x" and also from XP and 7. 7 was the last good OS and ended the support this year :(
1st Sep 2021, 12:53 PM
Rellot's screwdriver
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In my opinion, no OS is better than the other. However, both are unique and serve their best to specific user requirements and market needs. Both the OS have different marketing target. Linux offers great speed and security, on the other hand, Windows offers great ease of use, so that even non-tech-savvy people can work easily on personal computers. Linux is employed by many corporate organizations as servers and OS for security purpose while Windows is mostly employed by business users and gamers. Talking about cost, there are a lot of factors into the picture when we compare the cost of these two OS. We can’t make a gross generalization that Linux is totally free or cheaper than Windows. Linux’s license cost is zero, but we do have infrastructure cost, software support cost and IT staffing cost for both Windows and Linux.
2nd Sep 2021, 7:06 PM
Arun Jamson
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Linux is definitely more comfortable
6th Sep 2021, 3:41 AM
Thank you, everybody, for your kind suggestions and time, appreciate it! So, i will go with the windows as advised by Rellot's screwdriver and will try virtual box as Tapabrata Banerjee [Studying - NO DM] [BUSY] said and Martin Taylor in the end it is me who is made the decision but i am always open to suggestions made by wise men, so please be a little positive and wise!😂
2nd Sep 2021, 8:21 PM
Noman Iqbal
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