ubuntu vs windows 7

Despite Windows release long time ago Windows 8 and 10, it doesn’t come as a surprise that many Windows PC users worldwide still use Windows 7, the most resilient operating system made by Microsoft. Windows 7 came as a rescue for Windows Vista, which miserably failed. So what did Microsoft do right with windows 7? Well before we answer that, first let’s see how it compares with Ubuntu’s latest version. We are going to look at the key differences between the two to ease your decision on which to go for. Ready? Here we go.

The Cost

I believe the mention of this doesn’t go well Windows enthusiasts, and surely, even if you insist on denial, Ubuntu will always be the cost-efficient O.S. For only $0, you have your Ubuntu Linux and countless applications to download for free, which is much opposite to what you have to part with when purchasing Windows 7. The operating system alone will set you back over $300 for a single PC, and bear in mind that this comes with trial applications that you will have to purchase after some 30, 60 or 90 days maximum.

Software Download and Update

windows 8 updates

Let’s go back to a Windows setting, where you want to do something but the Operating system tells you to search for a program online and downloads in order to do your task. Always pisses you off, right?

Well the experience for Ubuntu isn’t anything like that. With its software center tool, you just have to search for your software and download them without opening a browser or searching elsewhere.

When it comes to updating applications as well, Windows 7 are kind enough to remind you for software updates available, but wouldn’t you like to have the job done by itself as well? This is what Ubuntu exactly does. As long as there is internet connectivity, applications are updated automatically.

Related: How to Stop Windows 7 from Downloading Windows 10 Automatically


Windows 10 Configure Update & Security 5

Even though it’s the most mature and widespread Operating system, Windows still lags behind when it comes to security against virus and cyber-attacks. There are anti – virus software to counter this but you still have to keep them updated, and you cannot find them for free also. With Ubuntu, chances of virus attacks are minimal because it doesn’t allow access to its root.


Even though Ubuntu has always been subject to criticism when it comes to their installation process, they have countered this by making a less complex installation procedure similar to that of Windows 7.  This operating system offers the most simple and user friendly installation procedure which has made it most popular among PC users.

So Which One is The Best ?

In this article, you have probably noticed that much of the credit goes to Ubuntu, but that does not mean Windows 7 trails it in every aspect. Windows still holds the top spot in availability of applications and some even argue that their interface is better, which takes me to my final verdict that there is no clear winner here. It all comes down to individual choice.

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