Why you should start using Linux and Why it has been used so widely used nowadays?
Why use Linux? Why should you opt Linux over Windows?
Until a few years ago, Linux was used mainly for servers and was not considered suitable for desktops.
Linux ought to be adopted by home users, educational institutes and businesses.
High Security as compared to windows
The higher level of security is that since Linux is open source software, the source code is available for review. A huge number of developers all over the world have gone through the code, which means that most of the flaws have already been discovered.
High stability –
The uptime for the Linux servers is very high and the availability is around 99 percent. Updating system can be done online and after that restart is not required on the other hand windows need to be rebooted after updates. And third-party tools need to be updated individually in windows.
Compatibility with any hardware
Runs on any hardware, on the other hand, we know with the new release of Windows OS a huge number of old hardware face the compatibility issues.
Linux runs on a very wide range of hardware, right from supercomputers to watches. You can give new life to your old and slow Windows system by installing a lightweight Linux system.
Linux is totally free.
Linux code is available and it falls in FOSS category (Free Open Source Software). It helps different community, countries to develop their own OS according to the requirements (defense, research, communication etc ). Examples – Centos community-based OS, BOSS Bharat operating system solutions (This is India’s own operating system).
Easy to Use
It is available in all TUI and GUI.
Users can customise it according to their needs and requirements.
Uses of Linux
We can create all sorts of tiny home automation gadgets. We can control home with Siri, mount a Google Calendar tablet on our home wall, set up a home surveillance system, control air conditioner, stream music in your living room, build a digital photo frame, build a sunrise alarm clock, and… be thinking ideas is endless we can do pretty much anything we can think of. With a cheap board like the Raspberry Pi and a free OS like Linux, you’re more limited by your imagination than your wallet.
My Favourite Linux Distros and their Download Links (Click)