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Linux V Windows Analogies

Postby BigSteve_G on Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:08 pm

Just woundering what analogies people use when explaining the differances between Linux & Windows?

I ask because I was recently telling my foreman at work at about Linux & explained it in a way he'd understand (hes a HGV machanic) saying Windows is like a car whereas Linux is like a helicopter - they both get you from on place to another just in different ways.
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Re: Linux V Windows Analogies

Postby trapperjohn on Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:41 pm

Windows is like a train; your confined to the track.
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Re: Linux V Windows Analogies

Postby MartyMint on Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:16 am

I wouldn't explain technology to anyone over the age of 12 with analogy.

It's demeaning to both parties.
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Re: Linux V Windows Analogies

Postby trapperjohn on Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:09 am

Linux has no walls and no fences, so their are no windows and no gates,
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Re: Linux V Windows Analogies

Postby Spearmint2 on Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:20 pm

Windows is like playing with a dollhouse, Linux is like playing with Legos. You can put things in the dollhouse and take them out, but at end of day it's still a dollhouse. What you can do or build with Linux is limited only by your imagination.
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Re: Linux V Windows Analogies

Postby BigSteve_G on Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:16 pm

Spearmint2 wrote:Windows is like playing with a dollhouse, Linux is like playing with Legos. You can put things in the dollhouse and take them out, but at end of day it's still a dollhouse. What you can do or build with Linux is limited only by your imagination.


I'd heard one like this before but it went - Windows is like buying a model car, paint it how it want so it looks different but at the end of the day its still the same model car - Linux is like a model car built from lego, you can change it any how you want & make it in to anything you want.
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