The Windows family of operating system has dominated personal computers all over the world ever since its inception. Although other operating systems like Linux, Mac OS are used too but their user base seems tiny as compared to that of Windows.
Speaking of Linux, it’s still looked as an OS that only “geeks” use. It must be noted that Linux is a dominant OS when it comes to mainframe computers and servers. Most people avoid using Linux as they think it‘s too complicated (to be fair it’s somewhat true). But we are listing 5 reasons that can make people change their minds and try Linux.
Before using Windows you need to legally purchase it. Whereas, Linux is completely free – you can download it and install in as many systems as you want. “Open source” means that you can make changes to the OS and distribute it.
Linux is a resource-efficient operating system that runs on old computers without any problems. If you have a PC with moderate hardware specs and you’re struggling with Windows on it, try Linux. You will be surprised to see the difference.
Thanks to the wide community support and Linux’s open source, you can choose from a number of varied Linux distributions (called flavors or distros). Some of the popular flavors are Linux Mint and Ubuntu.
You shouldn’t be worried about your favorite software program’s compatibility with Linux. This OS will run most of the widely used applications. It’s true that Windows is compatible with more applications than Linux. However, you can always take help of the “Wine” compatibility layer software that can run Windows apps on Linux.
Even though Windows users are now more secured thanks to latest antivirus programs and in-built security features, they are still prone to data loss and virus attacks. Your data is more secure if you’re using Linux as malware do not exist for this OS.