Linux has been one of the three major operating systems in the world for some time. Unfortunately, most people do not know much about Linux. The operating system has evolved dramatically over the last decade. You should know five benefits of using Linux.
Better Overall Security
One of the main advantages of Linux is better overall security. It is far harder for viruses, malware and hackers to do any significant damage to a Linux system. A major reason for this is the privilege system that tightly restricts access to files and process in the operating system. Another reason is that it is not worth the time and effort to target Linux computers since they are not as common as Windows or MacOS systems.
The Linux operating system costs less than nearly all other major operating systems available to consumers today. This is because Linux is open source software and is technically free. You might pay a small amount when ordering a disc or buying a custom package although this is much less expensive than other commercial operating systems.
Choice and Flexibility
Another benefit is choice. You can choose from many different flavors of Linux today. You could choose Ubuntu for a Windows-like interface or OpenSUSE for a more streamlined operating system. You can find a flavor of Linux to meet your exact needs whether that means ease of use or access to powerful development environments.
Software Selection and Management
There is actually a very large selection of software available for Linux systems today. Much of it is free or very low-cost. You can find everything from games and word processors to productivity suites and photo editors. Some versions of Linux even have online software repositories where you can browse available programs and install them with a single click.
Performance and Stability
A final advantage is performance. Linux will make optimal use of your hardware and system resources. It loads quickly and runs faster than other bloated operating systems. This makes Linux very stable. Linux will rarely crash and can recover fast from system problems.