Cloud Operating System

Solar VPS Cloud Operating System

Linux or Windows Cloud VPS? When it comes to Cloud operating systems designed to run your Cloud Computing applications, are you using Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, CentOS, or Fedora? Are your Linux Cloud Computing operating systems (OS) 32 bit or 64 bit? Not a Linux kind of person? Alright, are you using Windows 2003, Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 64 bit for your Windows Cloud virtual private servers? Not sure what to use? Well, let’s dive in and explore the benefits of Linux over Windows and Windows over Linux.

Linux Cloud Operating Systems

When it comes to Cloud computing basics, one of the first things any professional blogger or small to medium sized business needs to do is decide on what type of OS they need to operate their Cloud servers. As previously mentioned, the choice is between Windows and Linux. While both are good, Linux holds a few key benefits over Windows:
  1. Price Structure for Cloud Solutions
  2. Open Source Cloud Computing
  3. Quicker Installation and set up When Moving to the Cloud

Pricing for Linux OS Cloud Providers

Linux is cheaper than Windows. Due to its open source nature and bare bones operating system structure, Linux is cheaper than Windows. However, cheaper isn’t a bad thing and should not be looked at as a negative. As a Cloud service, Linux is cheaper because like any Linux OS, it is open source meaning all patches, updates and system changes are not handed down by a corporate behemoth like they are for Windows. Within Linux, you pay a cheaper installation rate because your Cloud service updates come from other users and yourself. This is a major benefit.

Linux isn’t the Free Cloud but it’s Open Source

Open Source is the major difference between Linux and Windows OS’s. According to the minds over at Wikipedia, “A Linux-based operating system is a Unix-like computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution.” Free and open source software is, “software that is both free software and open source. It is liberally licensed to grant users the right to use, copy, study, change and improve its design through the availability of its source code.” Simply put, this means with Linux you are free to do as you want. If you want to fix an issue with your Google Cloud, iCloud, Amazon Cloud, under Linux you don’t have to wait for a corporation to hand down the fix. You can do it for yourself. The “do it yourself” spirit pervades all of Linux. We don’t have to say it, but the benefits of this almost never ending.

Linux Quick Install

No beating around the bush here: Linux is much quicker to install and set up than the Windows Microsoft Cloud. The quicker install is due to its open source nature. Without having to acquire product keys or activation from a corporation, Linux is up and running in no time flat. What about Windows operating systems and the Microsoft Cloud?

Windows Cloud Computing

Whereas Linux is open source and great for web developers, Windows 2008 R2 64bit is excellent for enterprise level companies looking for a dependable Cloud security and Cloud storage. Although Windows takes a bit more time to install and costs a bit more, for companies looking for a platform which guarantee’s certified software patches, powerful programs and enterprise level Cloud Computing applications, Windows is the way to go. It is also beneficial to note, the cast majority of the computing world (roughly 95%) have used or currently use the Windows platform for personal computing needs. This means if your company decides to go with Windows 2008 R2 64bit (the chosen Windows OS of Solar VPS), the vast majority of users will have no problem using it. Compared to Linux, with its steep learning curve, Windows is a cinch to use and can easily be taught to new users.

Windows or Linux Cloud OS?

At the end the day, the choice is yours. Whether you need your Windows or Linux Cloud OS to run Google Cloud computing applications like Gmail or Drive, or whether you are using it to share files to friends and coworkers via Dropbox, the choice is yours. Just remember, whatever your Cloud OS choice is, both options will suit your needs, lower your bottom line and raise your company core competencies. Happy Cloud Computing!