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Debian: The Universal Operating System. Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software; Windows: A group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed by Microsoft. A series of personal computer operating systems produced by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family of operating systems.

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According to the StackShare community, Debian has a broader approval, being mentioned in 387 company stacks & 390 developers stacks; compared to Windows, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 33 developer stacks.

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Pros of Debian
Pros of Windows
  • 54
    Massively supported
  • 50
    Stable
  • 21
    Reliable
  • 9
    Aptitude
  • 8
    Customizable
  • 8
    It is free
  • 8
    Turnkey linux use it
  • 6
    Works on all architectures
  • 3
    Lovely

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Cons of Debian
Cons of Windows
  • 10
    Old versions of software
  • 2
    Can be difficult to set up on vanilla Debian
  • 2
    Proprietary
  • 1
    Not free to use

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What is Debian?

Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.

What is Windows?

A series of personal computer operating systems produced by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family of operating systems.

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What are some alternatives to Debian and Windows?
Ubuntu
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Fedora
Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that provides users with access to the latest free and open source software, in a stable, secure and easy to manage form. Fedora is the largest of many free software creations of the Fedora Project. Because of its predominance, the word "Fedora" is often used interchangeably to mean both the Fedora Project and the Fedora operating system.
CentOS
The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
Linux Mint
The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.
Arch Linux
A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
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