What are the main advantages of Ubuntu over Windows?

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Ubuntu users, what would be the main benefits that a Windows user could expect if he made the switch to Ubuntu?

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LolaBelle
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Price would be a major advantage, but if you buy most off the shelf computers, they already have Windows installed so you have already incurred the cost. Security would also be an advantage - aside from the different architecture of Ubuntu, there just isn’t that large of an install base to make it worthwhile for most bad guys to target. You can also change the appearance easily. On the other hand, getting peripherals to work can be much more of a headache with Ubuntu than Windows, at least for the average user.

jimlynch
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Here's a good comparison article.

http://techluminati.com/operating-systems/linux-vs-windows/

"This article highlights the pros and cons of both the operating systems, given a set of requirements, it also attempts to show you which OS would be best suited for you. I have made an attempt to write this article without much tech-laden jargon, so for those of you are not very computer savvy, it will help you make informed decisions.

For this article, I will be comparing Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 – The most popular Linux distribution. We will be comparing the operating systems from an average user’s perspective and not that of a systems administrator."

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