Linux became part of mainstream computer culture early in the 2000’s and has since caught on like wildfire. Linux isn’t as simple and strait forward as many Windows operating systems and programs but in contrast it’s immune to most of the viruses and bugs that plague other operating systems and programs.
This article covers some of the things you can do with Linux that you are unable to do with other operating systems such as Windows. One of the things that contrasts Linux from other operating systems is the fact that it’s completely free. Linux itself is part of a larger culture called “open source software” meaning that it’s free to download and can easily have its code manipulated and changed by anyone that decides to download it.
One of the things that the linux operating system allows you to do is something called “dual booting,” which allows an individual to run two different operating systems on the same computer. This allows the user to switch back and forth from Linux to another simpler browser. Being able to switch back and forth between browsers like this allows a user to learn how to use Linux from another browser then boot back to Linux and implement what they’ve learned from research.
Although learning the Linux system can feel like a daunting task at first, once it’s been mastered it can be a very rich and rewarding experience. As before mentioned Linux is immune to many of the viruses and bugs that other operating systems are susceptible to, which means that it will be ten times less likely that your computer will catch a virus or a trojan while running the Linux operating system.
One of the features that Linux allows, not available on other operating systems is the ability to change your entire desktop. Linux allows you to change every single thing on your desktop all way from the wallpaper background to the icons. Linux has a variety of different desktop environments one can choose from to suit their own tastes.
Linux also allows you to have many different desktops and allows you to choose between them. This is almost like having several different computers loaded and having your choice between them when you start up. This can solve conflicts when more than one person are using the same computer as it allows for complete customization. This is perfect for family computers where every individual using the computer has completely different taste.
Another one of Linux’s innovative features is that it allows you to choose installable software from a list. In other operating systems such as Windows or even Ubuntu an individual has to search for software and drivers online and sometimes even serial codes and cracks. Instead Linux provides something called “package managers” which allows you to select any program or driver you will need from a list directly instead of having to search outside sources for it. This is perfect if you have a program that won’t work without a certain driver or you’re trying to do something on your computer that requires a specific program. Everything you need to run Linux is available in the package managers.