(10-19-2014, 08:44 PM)Equinox Wrote: With Linux you can do database management and networking easily. With Windows you would have to use a program of some sort or make your own, either way, it'd be harder. And for networking you would need to know a language that can do networking in the first place, I.E. Python (low-level networking, but still networking). Linux comes with Python, which enables easy access to networking (low-level, but still networking) because you can just import the module.
I would think few businesses, especially small businesses, would not need to use such features very often. Most people don't know python, or networking in general. (Hell, I don't know what python has to do with networking, or what it means in this context.)
Quote: Another thing is how easy it is to access the bash shell as opposed to Winows, inwhich the command line interface needs to be accessed through an administrative account, AND through the start button or at the least a notepad document saved as a batch file.
Batch files would be used for automation, linux has its equivalents.
Most settings in Windows are GUI based, rather than command based, which is why the command console (now powershell) is given less emphasis than linux. Each has its ups and downs. If each OS's settings were in a house, Windows would be composed of doors leading to rooms with more labeled doors, where the user would, after going through a couple of doors, open up one final door to access a couple of switches: a slightly less convenient method of performing a task, but one that is easy to perform, as the labels on the doors hand-hold the user. Unix would be a very large room filled with doors, some labeled clearly, some not so much. Behind each of the doors: a single switch, performing one task. Here any task you desire can be quickly performed by opening a door and flipping a switch, but which
door? This setup is great for those that can memorize commands and type quickly, and without the internet or some other resource as your map, it can be very intimidating for the user.
This is how I feel about GUI vs Command console. It is almost hidden away in Windows, although it is easily accessible in two clicks in 8.1
will continue after this, need sleep