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What are the advantages of Linux?

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What is Linux?

Linux is the best-known and most-used open-source operating system. As an operating system, Linux sits underneath all of the other software on a computer. It receives requests from those programs and then relays those requests to the computer’s hardware.

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Advantages of Linux

Linux provides many advantages over other operating systems:

  1. Open-source software available for everyone to contribute, modify, and enhance the source code. It is also available for users to download and use for free.

  2. Linux is less vulnerable and more secure than Windows operating systems. Every program in the application needs authorization from the administrator who is required to type in a password. This way, Linux makes it less probable that any virus will execute.

  3. Older and obsolete computers can be revived by Linux, which utilizes outdated systems like firewalls, backup servers, low-end systems, etc.

  4. Software updates in Linux are easier and faster than Windows.

  5. Customization allows users to add icon themes and wallpapers and to easily add or delete a feature as needed.

  6. There are many Linux distributions, called distros, of Linux such as Fedora, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Debian, Linux Mint, etc. These distros increase the feature choices available to users.

  7. Many programmers use Linux, so a lot of online help is available for errors or scenarios.

  8. No reboot is needed after installing and uninstalling programs, unlike Windows.

  9. It is quite rare that a Linux system slows down or crashes.

  10. Linux does not collect a lot of data from users to ensure user privacy.

  11. A large number of networks and workstations can run simultaneously without compromising on efficiency.

  12. Linux supports the execution of almost all possible file formats.

  13. Low storage issues do not compromise the performance of software or applications.

  14. Allows multitaskingtasks are performed simultaneously without any decrease in its speed.

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