Windows Vs Linux Speed Test – The WINNER IS…? Installation Speed Battle


I asked you guys how you wanted to see a video
pitching Windows 10 Pro vs Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon both 64 bit against each other in
real time on a virtual machine, and you voted for a video with comment/narrative, let’s
tech it out! Hey name tags welcome this is Ash from HealMyTech.
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And please use my amazon affiliate links below to help out the channel. The clock starts from the moment the ISO is
selected to start the installation of each Operating System. The first to reach the desktop
environment will be the winner. Feel free to take a guess and jot down in the comments
below who you think will win and at what time stamps, no cheating. Windows 10 gets a head start at around 20
seconds and as soon as you click on Install Now button the Installation setup starts.
At around 30 seconds you get a Window asking for the License Key already which you can
skip for later, followed by a request to select the exact Windows version, we are using the
PRO version here. After accepting Windows License agreement
and selecting on custom install for a fresh installation, you can select a free drive
and from then on Windows will continue the installation automatically without your manual
input for now. At around 43 seconds, that’s when Linux
Mint finally joins the race and you enter an actual desktop environment and select Install
Linux Mint. You then select language, keyboard layout, opt to choose to install third party
software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, flash, MP3 and other media. Then you get to pick the drive to Install
Linux with options to do dual boot and manual partition if needs be, but for a simple installation
of a new drive just click on Install now, a pop up to confirm changes to the drive will
take place, then select your location, and in the next step you need to pick a user name,
computer name, and a password, this is not optional. At about 1m45s you finally press continue
which ends your interaction in this installation process for Linux, and you can see that Linux
had already started the copying of files over while you were in the previous window From this point on Windows is at 15% and while
it displays a text based installation progress, Linux Mint actually provides a much more pleasing
aesthetic looking installation with preview of what is being installed on your computer. Since nothing much will happen over the next
few minutes of installation, let me give you some context. I’m holding this competition
as fair as possible, as variables have been kept minimal with use of the same computer
through Oracle Virtual Box. Each OS was assigned the same amount of CPU, RAM, and Size allocation.
I have tried my best to click each step of the installation process and insert any information
needed at my normal reasonable speed. The recording, playback and stopwatch are all
in real time. This experiment’s second objective is to
also compare and contrast each Operating System with a side by side view. You will appreciate that at this stage there
are far more differences between the 2 Operating systems than there are similarities, and that
should be a first clue with the following mindset: Windows is not Linux, and vice versa. For starters, with Linux, its an actual Installation,
boot, and live test drive, whereas Windows is only an installation drive with some repair
features. If you are coming onto a different platform it can be easily forgiven at first
to expect the same experience; it’s not logical, but it’s human nature. However, if once
you are on Linux and you get annoyed because Linux doesn’t work like Windows, you have
the wrong attitude. Here’s a clip of a previous video of what
you can expect when Windows 7 end its support from 14 January 2020. If you’ve already
watched this video you can skip to around 7-8mns for the next stage of the installation,
check out the time stamps in the description. End of support doesn’t mean end, Windows
7 will still continue to work but with reduced features, but that’s for the general public. In the enterprise sector, it will be up to
individual organisations to continue with Windows 7 or not, and that would depend on
the deal they have directly with Microsoft. Any deployment of Windows 10 upgrade would
have already been decided by management at this stage. As for embedded devices like ATMs or gas pumps
which are running with Windows 7, their life cycle are usually different to versions of
Windows on personal computers. Here is what’s not going to work any more
for the general end user. No more security updates, and your Windows
7 PC will not be protected by Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE); so yeah your computer might
become vulnerable. Windows 7 updates have been a problem in my
experience way back since 2015/2016 coincidentally when Windows 10 was being offered as a free
upgrade. I remember spending quite a few week ends trying to fix Windows 7 updates for clients
computers, but in the end I gave in to Windows 10, it just wasn’t worth the time. However security on a Windows PC isn’t just
about updates and antivirus software, but rather a common sense and good administration,
so if you were using your pc irresponsibly in the first place, you probably wont see
a difference much. Microsoft customer service will no longer
be available to provide Windows 7 technical support. If you are anything like me, I’ve
never actually benefited from their support, so I don’t see how that would change now. Related services for Windows 7 will also be
discontinued over time, for eg certain games such as Internet Backgammon and Internet Checkers
as well as Electronic Program Guide for Windows Media Center are scheduled to be discontinued
in January 2020. Support for Internet Explorer on a Windows
7 device will also be discontinued. The only reason I ever used Internet Explorer on a
Windows 7 machine was to go download Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, and sometimes I
didn’t even do that if I had the installation app on a pen drive. There will no driver updates or support or
even existence of drivers for some newer devices that you may want to connect to you PC. Then
again this isn’t anything new, since Windows 10’s infiltration, manufacturers have not
really been maintaining drivers for Windows 7 as much. What will continue to work You can still install and activate Windows
7 after 14 January 2020, in theory. You can still install all other applications
like Google Chrome, VLC media player and others but don’t expect a flawless experience as
time goes by. Microsoft Office will still work depending
on the version you are using. As for gaming, Microsoft brought DirectX 12
support to Windows 7 in August 2019, 6 months before its end of support, against first common
logic. So I’m guessing game coders will still be supporting Windows 7 for a while,
if its anything like Windows XP as it may take a while before users of Windows 7 completely
dissipate Talking about Windows XP, here’s history
repeating itself, well sort of. This is close to my heart as it was thanks to mainstream
axing of Windows XP which brought me into the tech world, and more precisely introducing
me to Linux. So the big question, what do you do? Stick
with Windows 7, upgrade to Windows 10, or try another OS like Linux or MacOS, my answer
might surprise you. The first big difference to Windows XP end
of support situation is to still being able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, despite
what Microsoft says on their website. We didn’t get this offer with Windows 7, you had to
buy the license or go with piracy. At about 7m30, Windows 10 is done and a window
showing restarting now pops up while Linux is still installing, so whoever had Windows
as the winner, you may need to wait as we are not yet on the desktop environment, so
hang on to your horses, and feel free to review you initial prediction. At around 7m50 it looks like Windows is booting
up for the second time and at about 8ms Linux is finally done ready for a reboot, or you
can continue testing the live disk if you wish. Windows is now getting your devices ready,
and at 8m25 seconds a log-in screen pops up on Linux requiring you to input your password,
and finally at 8m45s Linux is ready to be used as an operating system out of the box,
while Windows 10 is still getting ready for the prom, and at about 10m Windows is now
rebooting for the 3rd time. We have clear winner, and it should have been
no surprise, but the next question is by what margin is that win? I’m going to skip fast
forward the rest of the Windows installation as I’m pretty sure you are familiar with
Windows at this stage. Linux is lightweight and faster than Windows,
and this Linux Mint Cinnamon is not even the lightest distro out there, in fact its about
as heavy as you can get as it’s feature packed and designed for Windows users to have
as much GUI experience as possible. And this is not exclusive to the installation
process, you can now use Linux for years without ever having to reboot or update and it will
still be marginally fast, unlike Windows which will get bloated, heavy, and relatively slower
very quickly if you don’t do some serious administration on your computer. Perhaps another huge turn off for Windows
is their incessant rebooting as part of updates or installation of certain application. With
Linux, you do the updates while you continue to work and you choose when to reboot, and
it doesn’t make you wait to get back in to the system, unlike with Windows. Of course at the first log on to
the desktop environment you will need a few tweaks like getting updated drivers etc, but
as we have shown in a previous video, Linux is superior to Windows objectively, go watch
that video up there, here’s a clip At 11m13s Windows
asks to select a region, then keyboard at 11m38, then some network setup, and at 14m25 your account setup. This
is where you can pick a log in username, and I wouldn’t advise anyone with data privacy
concern to choose a Microsoft account as your log in details but rather an offline local
account. From then on its pretty much the exact opposite of what Microsoft gives by
default, to minimise being spied on and your data being collected. I say minimised and
not completely private, because yeah, this is probably the biggest concern of all, our
private data which Microsoft is collecting on their behalf and on behalf of their partners. I also did not select a password here as it
would have been even longer to install to select some recovery questions and answers,
Linux already won on speed anyway. Windows is finally ready on the desktop environment
at around 18:19, more than double the time. In the future I would want to actually create
a test Microsoft account and then pit it against a private offline account, as private as possible
and see the difference in results when it comes to online searches etc, because to play
the devils advocate here, if you are not using Windows as it was designed, with Cortana and
all your private info becoming public property then
you are probably missing out, so we’ll have some fun. However, I want to clear the air here. Sometimes
people think that I only root for Linux and that I am an expert power user. I am not,
and although I would like to switch completely to Linux I’m still in the process and that
is why I am inviting you to join us here so we
can share this journey together. It’s not all good news and its not as straight forward as some people
would like you to believe, but its also not as difficult otherwise no one would be using
Linux, including yours truly. So go and watch this video up here for further
details and if you are having hardware problems with your pc, this series down here will help
you troubleshoot almost any problem. Please use my amazon affiliate links to help out
the channel, subscribe if you are new here, and click the bell icon to go from newbie
to techie, this was Ash from HealMyTech and I will see you in the next one, Peace Out!