Linux vs Windows 10

Thomas Macaulay
Thomas Macaulay

Thomas Macaulay

Tom is online editor. He studied English Literature and History at Sussex University before gaining a Masters in Newspaper Journalism from City University. He's particularly interested in the public sector and the ethical implications of emerging technologies.

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Windows 10 may dominate the operating system market overall, but among many companies and programmers, Linux reigns supreme.

Linux provides the foundation for a variety of operating systems. The Linux kernel is an open source core anyone can use to build their own operating systems - known as distributions, or 'distros' - as Google has done with Chrome OS and Android.

Each operating system has specific strengths and reasons that make them better suited to the needs of different users. We weigh up the pros and cons of Windows 10 and Linux to help you choose which one is best for you and your organisation.

Read next: How to make Windows 10 faster

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