10 ways Windows is just BETTER

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  • Dmitriy Chaikovskiy
    Dmitriy Chaikovskiy 5 hours ago

    Been using Windows and MAC OS and Windows is just better

  • Wesley Mercer
    Wesley Mercer 10 hours ago

    I'm not sure that I agree with you that windows is better but yes, there are reasons to use it.

  • Christian Gutierrez
    Christian Gutierrez 10 hours ago

    Thank you Linus, Windows Forever!

  • Selim yetkin
    Selim yetkin 17 hours ago

    we need service pack 1 that is it .!

  • Shawn Martin
    Shawn Martin 17 hours ago

    First he does video on Mac is better referencing windows the entire time.
    Now he does a Windows video with no references to Mac only older Windows.
    That speaks volumes to how he really feels lol

  • Thomas Anielewski Jr
    Thomas Anielewski Jr 18 hours ago

    File explorer is the greatest thing they've done. It sucks so much on Mac.

  • James Rennie
    James Rennie 21 hour ago

    Someone likes fast food

  • See Gotcha
    See Gotcha Day ago

    windows is still king,prove me wrong?

    • See Gotcha
      See Gotcha 20 hours ago

      @alalauiwhiuwhiuw 43tuijhuiaw;leawgl;jg i totally agree on that but i will still use windows cause linux get so boring without variety of app and nothing to do much on power on the device,windows is still the king but i got issue alot in windows for various reason but all that thing can ewasily ignore by me anyone else if you get more thn you ask for and now days it is not necessary to get oem device or pay 100 you can use however you like without lincensed copy not me either but still a benefit .linux is used didn't amaze me but linux in our world hidden in back process and stuff.windows you can count on for many reasons

    • alalauiwhiuwhiuw 43tuijhuiaw;leawgl;jg
      alalauiwhiuwhiuw 43tuijhuiaw;leawgl;jg 22 hours ago +1

      See Gotcha It costs $100. Yes you can get it for free or for cheap but if you buy an OEM then you have to pay $100. Linux is faster than windows in everything except gaming, especially on CPU intensive software and older hardware. Blender runs a lot better on Linux for example. On older hardware, you can run a modern lightweight Linux distro with comparability for new software while still running fine. If you choose windows 10 for example, the old computer will struggle a lot. Linux is open source. This means anyone can view security vulnerabilities and report them. Windows is closed source and also a lot more popular. This means that malware authors are going to target windows machines a lot more than Linux. Microsoft can also put a backdoor in for NSA, CIA etc because no one can tell unless they dig really deep. If Linus torvalds put a backdoor in Linux then everyone would be able to tell. Linux is also a lot more customisable. I can change my shell, my desktop environment, I can control every single dependency on my system. I can choose which version of the Linux kernel to use. If there is an update I don’t like, I can use a previous version or better yet I can fix the new one and release it for others to use. Linux is more stable. That’s just a fact that you can’t argue. Now you tell me why windows is better

  • Artcore
    Artcore Day ago

    1. Gaming
    2. It works

  • Alpha DeWolf
    Alpha DeWolf Day ago

    Linus, no matter what PC I have used in my life (both old and new) Windows 10 has never been reliable

  • Robert Gill
    Robert Gill Day ago

    I want my Crimson Skies

  • Bacon Snot
    Bacon Snot Day ago

    Can Linux or windows talk to god? Temple OS can.

  • NautyEskimo
    NautyEskimo Day ago

    really at this point every operating system can be used for most task and can be done in a similar fashion.

  • Fortnite game play I

    Change your channel name to Linux tech tips

  • Deaft shot
    Deaft shot Day ago

    Windoes hardware is changeable
    Apple not really

  • kleash
    kleash 2 days ago

    OH come on. This whole video is sponsored by Microsoft.

  • IzunaGaiden
    IzunaGaiden 2 days ago

    Hate Windows so much that I love it.

  • Bernhard Ess
    Bernhard Ess 2 days ago

    I agree. After 25 years on Windows I switched to Mac and enjoy it, but it comes down mainly to a question of style and preference. Choose a platform of your liking and learn to know using it well.

    • Zentical
      Zentical 23 hours ago

      @Bernhard Ess Build a pc setup worth of 2100 and you will get a better result, fast and gorgeus 😂. I thought it was obvious. You cannot compare value with Apple products. But what we're talking about now does not relate to my original thougt, the OS comparison, which I already stated my Opionion about. For more info please google :/

    • Bernhard Ess
      Bernhard Ess Day ago

      ​@Zentical Actually we are not going to start a brand war, right? I feel too old or that. I mean I worked many years on my Win 10PC that I built (and continually upgraded from time to time with RAM, HDs etc).
      I think the "too expensive" argument is not valid. This iMac 5k I bought was the 2017 model that cost me 1500 (remember, this includes he 5k screen plus the graphic card that drives it quite well), I added 2 SSDs to make it swift and landed at 2100 or so. But I have a quite fast computer that looks gorgeous, not at all like your typical office plastic box. My iPads are extremely well built, the first one is from 2011, still running, albeit a bit slow because of the slower processor, but not broken, even the battery is still good. So if you add it all up, not such a difference. I understand that some people dislike the image of the Apple brand, but this is mostly subjective judgements IMO...

    • Zentical
      Zentical Day ago

      @Bernhard Ess Well, the ecosystem locks you deeply in to the Apple products and tries as hard as possible to lock out other brands (my experience). And top of that, the products cost a ton, they are stylish but at the end not worth the money compared to competitors. You basicly pay for the OS not the hardware even thought Mac OS is free. I can agree that Windows got its cons but the price-value ratio is usually much higher. If macs costed a reasonable price, I would give happily a try.
      If money is not an issue its at some level up to preference. I personally find iPhones kind of locking and you have less freedom.
      Tbh i would switch to Linux if software support would be as good as Windows.

    • Bernhard Ess
      Bernhard Ess Day ago

      @Zentical Why? I have an iPad as well, it is the best tablet out there (less reflective screen than a Microsoft surface or Samsung tablet), and the integration of all devices for data exchange is good. Also the devices are all beautiful and pleasant to use. Maybe some feel this is somehow "elitist", but I have nothing against good style and design.

    • Zentical
      Zentical Day ago

      As a Windows user, I don't hate mac, its OS is pretty decent. I hate Apple ecosystem.

  • Luke Beauchamp
    Luke Beauchamp 2 days ago +8

    Macbooks are more of a fashion accessory than a useful tool.

    • Shawn Martin
      Shawn Martin 17 hours ago +1

      I switched to Mac back in 2014. I will never go back to Windows again. 5 years no anti virus used and not one issue. Windows I only once every year and half it would get a virus that would require a complete reinstall and hope everything backed up. In college they had this bad virus out that nailed me twice. Had to rewrite. 10 page report because of Windows shit security that was running anti virus. Yeah my opinion is fuck Windows. 5 years not one issue with Mac.

    • Jonathan Reyes
      Jonathan Reyes Day ago

      Luke Beauchamp I don’t know. I definitely like Windows but also can’t deny the fact that my MacBook runs entire live performances on it. I would definitely consider it a useful tool.

  • AutomatiCraft
    AutomatiCraft 3 days ago +1

    10 ways Linux is just BETTER needs to come next.

  • Fluffy Waffles
    Fluffy Waffles 3 days ago

    I have spent more time troubleshooting linux issues in 6 months than I have spent troubleshooting windows issues in my entire life. Don't get me wrong, Linux is amazing for being free, but trying to get linux to do anything besides web browsing pretty much requires a visit to Google for 99% of us, and that just isn't practical. I have a server running windows (after having dicked around with several linux distros over the course of a couple years), and I haven't looked back. Windows IS the superior OS.

  • Raven Dewey
    Raven Dewey 3 days ago

    Linus, all these reasons are futile in comparison to the pros Linux has to offer except for the gaming, but all that has nothing to do with the OS's capabilities but the fact that companies market towards Windows support. You'd think that someone named Linus would appreciate Linux more.... Mac however totally sucks. So, if this were a comparison between Win and Mac then I would agree.

  • BunnyFang
    BunnyFang 3 days ago

    Also, NTFS is down right stupid

  • BunnyFang
    BunnyFang 3 days ago

    How is shortcut keys a benefit, you can literally make any shortcut key on Linux.
    It's not confusing, just install on usb, not hard to choose

  • BunnyFang
    BunnyFang 3 days ago

    Okay, it's got more support, the only reason it's seen as better, basically they marketed it better because it's a corporation. Most of the other features that you include are available on linux - which is also more customizable and optimized.
    Lol, your points literally list features that are on most linux and even Mac os's.

  • Mauricio Leyzaola
    Mauricio Leyzaola 3 days ago +3

    "The classic CTRL+ALT+DEL when things go wrong..." Oh yeah, that's a classic for sure 😂

  • Shaheer ziya
    Shaheer ziya 3 days ago

    meh.

  • 633K_4R1ND4M
    633K_4R1ND4M 4 days ago

    Yes reason windows is better...
    1. Cause everyone can't affroad mac but they need a pc...
    2. U can download pirated apps...
    3. U can also pirate windows OS
    4. U can fit any hardware depending on your budget
    5. U can play cracked games... No need to buy always like xbox or ps4
    These are the reason for so many people... But in one aspect windows is better that's no hardware monopoly like apple and not overly priced and gaming... For rest other cases mac is bullet...

  • Joe O Sullivan
    Joe O Sullivan 4 days ago

    I still have no idea what the x-box app does on windows 10. I've looked at it loads of times and googled it, and asked people, but it's just not sinking in..

  • Teh vICE
    Teh vICE 4 days ago

    I still don't know, why ppl have the taskbar at the bottom. Long time ago, we had the 4:3 monitors and it made sense, to put it at the bottom. Since we now have 16:9 for a very long time, try to put the taskbar to the side. It maybe takes a little more space overall, but it's so much better, if you have more space top to bottom. And now comes the main part, why i put it to the side. I often work with 10+ programs or sometimes 15+ windows open. If the taskbar is on the side, you will always have enough space, to read the first few letters. For example: Open up 10x windows explorer and go into different folders. If the taskbar is on the bottom, all the windows will be grouped. Or if you have grouping disabled, it will only show the symbol without anything in it. Since i have it sideways, i can open up windows explorer 28x times, go into different folders and at least see the drive letter and first letters of the folder i'm in. Not the best example, but if you work with many open windows, you will quickly notice all the advantages.

  • Adiii
    Adiii 5 days ago

    Mac Linux and LINUS... what a legend😂

  • PingingGorgon35 Gamer

    Minecraft :)

  • Otha Bojangles
    Otha Bojangles 5 days ago +2

    This is like a Russian guy in the USSR circa 1981 telling about how great it is in the Soviet Union telling me how lucky he is that he "choose" to be born there.

  • Meenit
    Meenit 5 days ago +1

    1. Windows Gaming is better, and graphic cards/new peripherals support Windows
    Eh, this is becoming less true by the minute. Most of what I do on my PC is gaming, and I had little to no trouble playing the games I had when I switched to Linux. ProtonDB can show you how many games are playable via Proton, many of them run perfectly. There are tons of native games as well, most indie games support Linux out of the box. And AAA games are having a surge in Linux ports thanks to porting companies like Feral Interactive. The games not playable in Linux, both natively and Proton, is usually because of DRM (which sucks anyway) or Anti-Cheat software (EAC, for example, which could have supported Linux thanks to Valve...but then Epic Games bought them.)
    Regarding peripherals and graphic cards, most new graphic cards end up working with Linux thanks to community-driven drivers or end up getting support not too long after their release.
    2. Customization
    I'm not even going to rebuttal this one. Linux is more customizable in EVERY single way, EVERY SINGLE FUCKING WAY. Like try to find an argument against this you won't. I'm not even gonna say anything. Check out r/unixporn, or just search it up. Also regedit fucking sucks and you can easily screw up your entire Windows install, and is super unintuitive. And Task Scheduler isn't good either. At least compared to the Linux alternatives.
    3. Users, better troubleshooting.
    Linux actually has a far better community, despite having less users. How? Well, most Linux users tend to be enthusiasts for their Linux distrubtiion, or just Linux in general and are usually really well-versed in what they do. The enthusiasm of using Linux and just the "cool" nature of using it causes users to generally interact more with the community more than their Windows counterpart. Most people just use Windows, and use it "just because". Most users don't interact with the community or spend time helping other people solve their Windows problems.
    4. Just works
    So does Linux, most laptops can use Linux without any tinkering. Just use Ubuntu, or PopOS.
    5. Shortcut keys
    I'm not going to rebutall this either, it's another stupid point. Use a tiling windows manager, or even something like KDE and it will have way more shortcuts. Tiling window managers are completely keyboard-driven, you don't even need a mouse.
    6. UI unity
    BAHAHAHAHA. Windows UI has the worst consistiency I have EVER seen. Decades of old UI still pop up, right clicking in different places have different menus, taskbars are all different, everything is so inconsistent. KDE or XFCE on the other hand are far better. MacOS, especially, has some of the greatest UI. Also most distros don't have "specialized use cases", the only ones that do that I can think of off the top of my head is Kali Linux which is for hacking.
    7. Taskbar and File System
    Are you fucking kidding me, every OS has or can have this. Linux file explorers are way more unified and streamlined, and same with MacOS. Also the UNIX file organization (Linux and MacOS) is arguably more organized and easier than the Windows one.
    8. Reliability
    No.
    Most of the points in this video are either:
    A) Already in all the other OSs (Linux, MacOS, EVEN BSD)
    B) Windows has more users
    C) Just completely wrong
    Literally the only partially true point is the first one, and maybe the fourth one.
    *I wrote this quickly so pardon the grammatical errors*

  • THEMenelouss
    THEMenelouss 5 days ago

    3:02 "Microsoft like Apple has made an os that (...) works out of the box." Linux pls :D This weekend I've installed fresh windows 10 on my PC, and started watching netflix (installed via Windows strow which has issues out of box and had to google to fix it) after like 2 h i got BSOD xD
    Apple's BSOD i've seen one when I installed shitty RAM modules.

  • Hsk Jwow
    Hsk Jwow 5 days ago +6

    Windows is okay,Linux is okay, Windows + Linux = nice
    ps. Mac is okay but Apple products are scam ^^

  • alex8thebest91
    alex8thebest91 5 days ago

    File explorer is much faster than finder in my opinion.
    In windows to move a folder I right click on the folder, search for the new position (that sometimes you don’t know where it is) and click paste.
    In macos i have to open to finder windows, one for the initial position and the second for the new directory, drag and drop with two finger.
    I feel really uncomfortable with finder, if someone can help me to cut and paste as fast as i do with windows I accept any tip.

  • 633K_4R1ND4M
    633K_4R1ND4M 5 days ago

    Windows for me only for gaming... Like who admits to same...

  • 633K_4R1ND4M
    633K_4R1ND4M 5 days ago

    Linus this video sucks... I would still prefer MacOS over windows for anything than gaming... Office softwares are available for mac too... Infact mac having own software with better user interface and easy to use... Performs lot better... If u go into engineering tools mac is gold u can run parallel deaktop to run windows inside mac it functions like app not a virtual machine... Much better than Windows vmware...

  • Anoraky Arjun
    Anoraky Arjun 5 days ago +1

    Really want a video on "LINUX PROS"

  • TopEvt
    TopEvt 5 days ago +2

    I think the best feature is windows 10 is just waiting to rename itself to skynite and we see it getting closer and closer every day. AI growth Live on your PC lol

  • Byron Joel
    Byron Joel 5 days ago

    It's also just easier to pirate software on Windows 🤷🏾‍♂️
    Don't crucify me, just saying 🙂

  • Vincent Levalois
    Vincent Levalois 5 days ago

    Dude that hair sticking off of your right ear is extremely distracting...

  • RectalDiscourse
    RectalDiscourse 6 days ago

    So how hard was it to add 9 fake reasons to your list?

  • Hunter Perrin
    Hunter Perrin 6 days ago

    I haven't used Windows regularly since XP, and now it seems so strange and foreign. It's very hard for me to get something done in Windows.

    • Hunter Perrin
      Hunter Perrin 6 days ago

      Plus I can run Unix software that was written in the 70s on Linux, so... about compatibility.

  • Rob Richard
    Rob Richard 6 days ago

    Windows management is soo much more intuitive and easier on windows than OS X Linux is good at some of that but it’s distro specific and tricky for less tech savvy people

  • []
    [] 6 days ago +9

    Things I love about Windows as a Mac fanboy:
    It. Run. Games.
    That’s enough for me to have at least one windows machine along side my Mac

    • Dmitriy Chaikovskiy
      Dmitriy Chaikovskiy 5 hours ago

      and MAC cant

    • 633K_4R1ND4M
      633K_4R1ND4M 3 days ago

      yeah arch I also used it's good for daily job but at the same time not so many commercial apps not available... and what's point in configuring something which will be same for everyone for developing purpose you need to config mac too... see windows has every ui mac having but windows things breaks, don't work or atleast don't work perfectly... people in daily life don't need to configure everything from scrath which is time-wasting unless you want to maintain super privacy... apart from that being unix based and apple backed mac is more stable than any linux. Now I can see downside of macOS all because of apple and shit ceo team cook... removed cuda environment of nvidia, devices are over priced and not so much video games are available if it would be steve jobs no-one could have stand beside it... today's macbook is all are work of steve jobs and his team...

    • RyukTheGodOfDeath
      RyukTheGodOfDeath 3 days ago

      @633K_4R1ND4M i think the reason is that mac is simple and it is easy to get work done as you don't need to configure anything. Btw I use arch for daily driver and windows for gaming 😎

    • RyukTheGodOfDeath
      RyukTheGodOfDeath 3 days ago

      @633K_4R1ND4M so the only reason is that they are used in companies

    • 633K_4R1ND4M
      633K_4R1ND4M 3 days ago

      @RyukTheGodOfDeath bro it's used in many companies and also developers for a reason... People aren't fool to pay more.. ofcourse apple charging more cause they having monopoly... I am not arguing with a fanboy I guess be logical... I use both windows pc for gaming and for other works macbook pro...

  • Felix Neumaier
    Felix Neumaier 6 days ago

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  • Brandon
    Brandon 6 days ago

    Was that Skyrim with Thomas the Train replacing Alduin??

  • Roman Yeskov
    Roman Yeskov 6 days ago +1

    "Play old games", yep, sure, Fallout 3 and GTA4 still don't works on Win10 :C

  • Uncinematographable Screenshot Cinema

    would you say Windows had a 'plethora' of piñatas? Hey, nice captain's chair. Nice enterprise bridge. I have never seen that rgb neon bridge before.

  • jb888888888
    jb888888888 6 days ago

    Windows 1-2-3-4 also works on the Ubuntu-based distro I'm using to type this (Zorin).

  • Knugen
    Knugen 7 days ago

    gay

  • Akzork
    Akzork 7 days ago

    Why did I watch this whole video?

  • Skystrike70
    Skystrike70 8 days ago

    wait wait wait what is this fence thing at 4:05 I am doing this right now

  • AARON
    AARON 8 days ago +1

    This video is completely garbage you didn't even mention linux

  • Santino Joshua Torre
    Santino Joshua Torre 8 days ago +2

    "DOTA used to be a custom map in WarCraft 3"



    ...man, i'm old...

  • Ezaldden Almaghout
    Ezaldden Almaghout 8 days ago

    might agree on some points. but taskbar? this is old-fashioned and rubbish piece of the software. I hope they kill it one day

  • Moritz Poldrack
    Moritz Poldrack 8 days ago +17

    If I can sum it up: it has a lot of Users. Everything else: Linux got you Covered pretty much

    • Kamil Wiśniewski
      Kamil Wiśniewski Day ago +1

      @Moritz Poldrack there's no such thing as a objective opinion. I didn't think I have to point that out. Of course my opinion is subjective

    • Moritz Poldrack
      Moritz Poldrack Day ago

      @Kamil Wiśniewski Usability and ux are far from objective. I myself use Linux and hate the UX on windows.

    • Kamil Wiśniewski
      Kamil Wiśniewski Day ago

      @Moritz Poldrack as a software engineer I can do my development in Windows + WSL, which effectively gives me the power of Linux and usability of Windows. UX wise - I found Windows superior to linux or even osX. OSX was great until they introduced the app's validation rendering most of them useless.

    • Melek Teknologi
      Melek Teknologi Day ago

      linux users: linux linux linux linux linux you should use linux
      me using linux: *constantly changing DE for no reason because i am bored*. ok linux is overrated

    • Moritz Poldrack
      Moritz Poldrack Day ago

      @Kamil Wiśniewski could you name the points you think are not covered?

  • ShadowYeeter
    ShadowYeeter 8 days ago

    bruh i think they used windows photo editor to use markers