I know most of you reading this post are windows users and i am also using windows but there are some really good valid reasons why learning Linux is a good idea. But first i dont their will be anyone who dont know what Linux is. Linux is a Unix-like computer operating system. Linux is one of the most prominent examples of free software and open source development. I know Windows offers alot more features then Linux but still after reading this you will have a different opinion doesn’t matter whether you shift to Linux or keep using windows.
The first reason why i will prefer learning Linux is that it does not crash like windows. It is proven that its a reliable operating system although these days Linux-based systems have been used as servers and embedded systems. Even High-visibility Web sites such as Google use Linux-based systems.
Although it is possible to create a virus to target Linux systems, the design of the system itself makes it very difficult to become infected.And the viruses for the Linux-based systems are fewer in number compared with Windows. I really get annoyed when my PC is infected with a virus and the thing which i hate the most is formatting the PC because you have to install everything again. Apart from that, all Linux vendors offer free on-line security updates.
Linux was designed to be easily portable to different hardware. For the desktop user, this means that Linux has been and likely always will be the first operating system to take advantage of advances in hardware technology.
Linux itself and many common applications follow open standards. This means an update on one system will not make other systems obsolete.
Linux comes with hundreds of applications which save money we spend on buying different softwares for our desktop PCs. It also includes development tools such as compilers for the C, C++, Ada, Fortran, Pascal and other languages, are included as well as Perl, PHP and Python interpreters.
Linux is strong and better compared to windows when it comes to networking. It includes a sofware Samba which allows Linux to act as a client on a Microsoft Windows-based network. Linux also includes software to network with Apple networks and Novell’s Netware. So its better at networking as well compared with windows.
Linux is openly developed and this technology is shared among vendors which means that you become a part of the community rather then being a loyal customer for the manufacturer.
Linux tends to be abit more frugal when it comes to the use of the system resources because of its design and development contributions. It is also possible to configure a single Linux system to act as a terminal server and then use outdated hardware as what are called thin clients. This configuration makes the old hardware hardware to share the resources of a single powerful system thus extending the life of older machines.
Last but not least Linux can be configure and is a multi-user operating system as each user can configure it. This includes the look of the desktop, what icons are displayed, what programs are started automatically