Concept of Linux Operating System

What is Linux

Linux is an open-source OS in the same vein as Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, and so on. Software called an operating system enables the communication between computer hardware and applications. It sends output to the hardware so that it can be shown and sends data to the processor so that it can process it. This is the core job of an operating system. Even though it also fulfills many other essential tasks, let’s avoid talking about that.

Since its introduction in the middle of the 1990s by Linus Torvalds, Linux has grown to have a global user base. You can find Linux in your phones, thermostats, automobiles, refrigerators, Roku players, and televisions, among other things. It also runs all 500 of the best supercomputers in the world, most of the Internet, and all of the stock exchanges in the world. Linux is one of the most trustworthy, secure, and worry-free operating systems out there, in addition to being the platform of choice for PCs, servers, and embedded systems worldwide.

Advantages of Linux compare to other operating systems

  • Since it is open-source, the source code is easy to find. Anyone with programming skills can modify the operating system. The code is open for anybody to contribute to, alter, distribute, and improve.
  • Among the many reasons, Linux is the best choice for software engineers is its robust security system. Although it is not fully safe, it is less exposed than in other places. Every application requires admin user approval. The administrator must give the access password before the virus is activated. Antivirus software is not necessary for Linux systems.
  • Free use is Linux’s primary advantage. It’s easy to download, and no license is needed. It’s GNU GPL-licensed (General Public License). Other OS licenses are expensive.
  • Lightweight Linux. Linux has fewer needs than other OSes. Linux requires less memory and storage space. Most Linux distributions required 128MB of RAM and storage space.
  • Linux is more stable. Linux doesn’t need reboots to maintain performance. It rarely stalls. It’s upbeat.
  • Linux has good network performance. It handles many users at once.
  • Flexible Linux OS. Desktop, embedded, and server programs can use it. It also restricts computers. We can only install system necessities.
  • Linux user-controlled software updates. We can choose updates. System updates abound. Faster than other OS updates. So, installing system updates is easy.
  • Linux distributions abound. It gives users several Linux alternatives. We can choose any distros. Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, Linux Mint, Arch, and others are popular distros.
  • Ubuntu and Linux Mint are suitable for novices, while Debian and Fedora are good for experts.
  • Nearly all Linux distributions include Live CD/USB. We can run Linux without installing it.
  • Linux is a command-line OS with an interactive UI like Windows.
  • It supports C/C++, Java, Python, Ruby, etc. It has several important development applications.
  • Programmers favor Linux over Windows. Linux’s package manager teaches programmers how things work. Programmers use Bash scripting. SSH support speeds up server management.
  • Linux is popular. Various sources offer help. Online forums help users. Open-source developers are eager to help.
  • Linux protects user privacy by never requesting private information. Other OSes request user data.
  • Linux supports networking well. Client-server systems can easily run Linux. It offers ssh, ip, mail, telnet, and other command-line utilities for connecting to other systems and services. Faster tasks include network backup.2


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