Linus is an operating system which many people use in order to avoid the problems other more popular systems can have.
What is Linux?
For most people, the idea of Linux is one that only their nerdy computer geek friends discuss. The average person may never have heard of this operating system or know what it is. Well, just like any of the big dogs in operating systems (Apple and Microsoft, we’re talking about you), this is a system in which you can create a computer to be workable to your needs. But there are some vast differences between Linux and other operating systems, which can turn you on or off to using the operating system. The Linux program can be used in a number of ways:
- Desktop services
- Embedded devices
Versatility is one of the biggest advantages of Linux, but this still one of the systems that isn’t getting as much press as it probably should, if the geeks are to be believed.
Benefits of Linux
One of the biggest benefits of using Linux as your operating system: it’s free. Yes, you read that right. This is a completely open source technology which allows its users to use it without any payments and those who are inclined can also make changes to the software, if it suits their needs. This allows Linus to be whatever it needs to be for a user. And since Linux has become more popular for the netbook market, it seems that Linux is going to be a golden standard for computers before long – or at least more widely installed for those who don’t know how to install an operating system on their own. Oh, and did you remember that it’s FREE?
Downfalls of Linux
But anything that sounds too good to be true has to have some downsides, doesn’t it? No matter what you think about the operating system, there are few downsides to this program, at least as far as people are speaking up to share. The main problem is just that a person might not be able to find it pre-installed on computers right now, at least not in conjunction with the bigger brand names of computer hardware. And since it’s not widely installed, it can be more difficult to find people who can help with servicing it, should there be problems.
Linux should certainly be getting more press than it does right now, and with the resurgence of interest in open source technologies, it’s certain to have more chatter in the future. But until them, why not give it a whirl if you have the computer know how?