Monday, February 27, 2017

Top 10 reasons why we should use Linux

Linux is different from other operating systems in many important ways. It has become one of the most adopted systems by many users in and around the world. Whether you want to use it for business or any other home operations, Linux offers the most reliable system to adopt.  Most of the world’s largest data centers across the globe use Linux. There are various reasons that answer why should we use Linux, out of which lets see the top ten reasons.

1. Linux is free of charge
Main reason behind Linux power and popularity is its open source nature. The code used to create Linux is free and available to the public to view, edit and for users with the appropriate skills- to contribute to.

2. Linux is more secure
Virus and malware are alien to Linux world. Linux community offers the security fixes for any technical or security threat that encounters. Moreover, Linux users also offer regular kernel updates and regular security patches. In this regard, it is not mandatory for you to have an anti-virus program for your system. Switching to Linux will save you some more as you won’t have to buy an antivirus.

3. Easy to Operate
Ideally, there is no need for intensive training to know how to use the Linux operating system. Besides, it has all the functionality that you look for in Windows. If you are looking for a system that is reliable and can be used by anyone in your business, then this could be the best system to adopt.

4. Compatible with lower end hardware
Most of the other servers do constraint you with a lot of features. Windows 7, 8 and 10 require at least 1GB of RAM. Running Windows 7/8/10 on the minimum configuration will be a real painful experience as it will be extremely slow and almost unusable.
However, Linux is such a lightweight operating system and hence does not constrain you in terms of a memory capacity of your system. It can thus be used by any of your systems.

5. It comes inclusive of drivers
A Windows user must have struggled with drivers. Finding the correct driver for your system is a difficult task. But with Linux, most of these drivers are supported directly by the Linux kernel. This means it is more like plug and play for Linux. And it saves you money as well.

6. Easy Updating Process
Updating windows can be very challenging and stressful. But in Linux you will be regularly notified that updates are available. And these updates include not just system and security updates but available updates for different applications installed. Unlike Windows, you won’t have to wait at shutdown or start time. Updating in desktop Linux is a matter of one click.

7. Software repository
Most of the desktop Linux OS have their own ‘app store’ or ‘software repository’. You can look for any kind of application, libraries at one single place without the need of Googling all over the internet for it. Moreover, the software thus installed will be safe, compatible with your OS and will be getting automatic updates.

8. Linux is speedy
Since Linux is lightweight, it is therefore far much speedy compared to any other operating system. In any business operation or gaming experience, time is the most crucial factor. Linux is the best system to adopt as windows get slower days after days.

9. Linux has a community support
Probably the best thing about Linux is the Linux community. You have a platform where you can share everything with fellow users. If you drop any question you have, you will definitely get its answer from someone. Such is the support of Linux community.

10. Linux features a powerful word processing program

The word processing program in Linux is Libre Office. You can use it for free in editing, opening and send Microsoft documents. You, therefore, save more and more money you could spend buying such a program.


Naveena K.S. is B.Tech Graduate in Electronics and Communication. She has done her professional studies from College of Engineering Cherthala. Though her specialization is in Electronics and Communication she has a strong liking towards IT. She is very active in technical forums and Medias learning and sharing her views with community. Currently she is doing RHCE programme from IPSR.

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