80. The Linux command line lets you recall historical commands from long ago; Windows’ command prompt only lets you recall commands from the beginning of the current session.
81. Linux lets you stick an important window above everything else. You can’t force this for any Windows app without registry hacks.
60. Linux provides unparalleled security tools. You can diagnose and manage your network for free, but tools to perform the same amount of functionality under Windows cost huge amounts of money.
61. Sure, some of these Linux tools are available for Windows, but they’re often crippled. That’s not by design from the authors but because Windows’ TCP/IP stack has limitations that Linux does not.
41. Linux doesn’t reboot by itself! Automated software updates won’t force your computer to reboot if you leave it alone for a while. Don't you hate it when you're downloading a huge file and go to bed thinking it will be done when you get up just to find Windows sitting at the login prompt again with the cheery "Your computer was rebooted to apply important updates" message?
21. Linux is the a major OS in high performance computing. The first computer to break the petaflop barrier – one quadrillion calculations per second – was an IBM supercomputer running Linux.
22. In fact, over 80% of the top 500 supercomputers in the world run Linux. Windows just doesn’t have the capability for high performance computing.
23. Linux will revitalise your old hardware, with snappy performance.
That's right; you heard me. Here are – count 'em – one hundred reasons why Linux beats Windows. We can be an argumentative lot here at iTWire. Earlier this month I presented five reasons to upgrade from Windows Vista to Linux. Alex Zaharov-Reutt hit back with ten reasons to stick with Vista and forget Linux.
Sam Varghese opted for double or nothing and countered with 20 reasons to shed the Microsoft yoke and use Linux. Not to be outdone Alex responded with 40 reasons to lose Linux and vote Vista.