Top 3 Reasons To Switch To Linux
By Aditya Rayaprolu
A lot of people have heard about Linux, and how good it is. But they have also heard how difficult it is. Five years ago, if someone said that Linux is still not ready to be used by the average PC user,then there would have been a good reason to justify that statement, because no form of Linux was really user-friendly back then. But today, the picture has changed entirely. Many distributions of Linux have dedicated their development to make it easier for the average user to get used to the Linux environment, and the interface has become very user-friendly. Here are three quick reasons why you should immediately switch to Linux, and say goodbye to Windows!
Linux is based on the Unix operating system, which is very famous for its built-in security features that make it difficult for someone to break into the system. The Linux kernel improves some of these features, and the result is a robust operating system that cannot be harmed by some of the most common viruses and malware present on the Internet. Linux is so secure that one can try to execute a virus-ridden file and still get away with it, because the virus would simply not work under Linux!
Any Windows user would know that if a lot of programs are installed under Windows, the computer becomes slow and unresponsive after a period of time, and the user needs to defragment the hard disk in order to gain speed again. Linux doesn’t have these issues, and maintains a constant speed at all times, simply because its file system does not allow the computer to slow down at any moment. The speed of the computer will only depend on the hardware configuration, and no matter how many programs are installed under Linux, the speed won’t be affected.
This is perhaps the biggest advantage of using Linux. It is completely free! Except for the commercial Linux distributions like Red Hat, the other distributions are entirely free of cost, and can be downloaded and modified at the user’s will. This is in contrast with the heavy pricing Microsoft puts on its Windows operating system, which is very weak against the various threats on the Internet.
So if you haven’t yet switched to Linux, you seriously need to consider pondering about these three reasons, and you’ll soon be wondering why you didn’t make the switch before!
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