There are many reasons why people choose to use Linux. The most of them are computer engineers, computer enthusiasts, programmers etc. Lately with some newer distributions of Linux like Ubuntu, OpenSuse and others, and making them more user friendly and usable, the people choose not to use Windows anymore. Here are some of the reasons why you should run Linux.
The most obvious and important reason you should run Linux is the security the Linux operating system provides. There are no viruses for Linux, and there are no anti virus programs for Linux. The main reason being that virus and malware developers stick to Windows due to its popularity and worldwide reach.
All Linux distributions are free open source software. And, that’s not all, the majority of the software is also free of charge. There are replacements for all popular programs on Windows (some of them better, some of them worst).
Unlike Windows, Linux is known for its stability. Its best suited for servers and other large computers. But it runs on small and handheld devices as well as on servers.
4. Works well on older hardware
Computers with older hardware have no or little problem running Linux. There is a great support for hardware and devices. The Linux kernel is constantly upgraded to support new devices, and drivers are always upgraded to give better support for existing devices.
You can have as little as no administration, which involves only clicking on install button to install new updates. It works out of the box. And on the other hand you have a full set of administration tools you can use to do whatever you want.
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