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Prince and Licensing for Linux
« on: April 17, 2020, 03:04:23 AM »
 

Ankit Dixit

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Hello Everyone, I am confused to choose linux over windows. which one is more secure and what the exact prince and duration of the license. I know about windows pricing i.e Microsoft License ranges from 70$ to 200$ for its standard versions, and can only be installed on the n number of computers as specified in your purchase and OS comes with the Microsoft License, which does not give users access to the source code. Can anyone know about linux and tell me head to head comparison between linux and windows?
 


Re: Prince and Licensing for Linux
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2020, 09:13:56 AM »
 

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It depends on the distribution. For the most part Linux license is free (or free-ish). There are some Linux distributions for which you need to pay for (RHEL, SUSE). If you are asking for personal use, you can just download the software and support the OS yourself. If it is for an organization, you have to decide if you want to go it alone or if you need a vendor to fall back to.
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Re: Prince and Licensing for Linux
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2020, 09:00:38 AM »
 

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Re: Prince and Licensing for Linux
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2020, 09:19:40 PM »
 

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Well, you are here because obviously you are interested in Linux Lite; well L.L. is free as in free speech.
However If you like it and are thankful for the creators' job, you could make a donation for the cause, there's plenty of info about it here in the forums ( ie:  https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/on-topic/special-thank-you-to-recent-donors/msg51213/#msg51213 )
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Re: Prince and Licensing for Linux
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2020, 03:34:58 AM »
 

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Thanks to all for giving helpful information. I have cleared about it with this post. The Linux OS and most of its utilities and libraries are entirely free and open-source for use and modification. While paid distributions of the Linux OS with additional support are available in the market, they are very moderately priced. Linux, under GNU General Public License, allows users to modify, re-use in umpteen number of systems and even sell their own modified versions. Microsoft Windows OS comes with the Microsoft License, which does not give users access to the source code. Thus, no modification can be performed at the standard user level. The Microsoft License ranges from 70$ to 200$ for its standard versions, and can only be installed on the n number of computers as specified in your purchase.
 


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