Desktop operating systems have been evolving very fast recently. Windows 8 was a little bit of a disappointment, but the overall releases have been quite good. We have seen a spate of features in desktop OSs recently, which were inspired by smartphones. If you think that spending money in buying a copy of Windows is not worth it and that it is a waste of money, you can always opt for free operating systems. Read on to more reasons why you should switch to Linux.
10. It is diverse
People who are not that into Linux like to call its diversity a ‘fragmentation problem’. In reality, however, diversity is one of its greatest strengths. There are many distributions, like Fedora and Mint, to choose from.
9. It is customizable
Don’t like the Linux distribution you are using? No problem, because you can edit it and create a final product just the way you like it.
8. It is open source
One of the major reasons for the flexibility of Linux is that it is open source. This means that the entire code of the different distributions of Linux are freely and legally available on the internet. The code belongs to the user to edit it as they see fit.
7. It is free
It does not cost you hundreds of dollars just to get an operating system on your computer. The combination of it being free and open source makes the user entirely in control.
6. It is reliable
There is a reason that a lot of people prefer Linux over Windows. Actually, there are quite a few, but one of the biggest is that there are no crashes. Just use it for a couple of hours and you will really notice all the time saved on crashes.
5. It is fast
Linux requires a lot less hardware and system resources than some of the conventional operating systems, mainly Windows and Mac. As a result, the response times are extremely short and the system is overall a lot faster.
4. It is secure
Because Windows is the most popular operating system in the world, it is also the first choice for hackers to target, to inflict maximum damage. While using Linux, you will not even need an anti-virus, though you should have it just in case.
3. It is well-supported
Most of the mainstream applications release separate versions of their products so they can be installed on Linux. Even if there isn’t such a version, you can always install plugins that allows you to run Windows applications on Linux.
2. It is always improving
Because Linux is free and open source, improvements are always coming. You don’t need to wait for patches and updates to be released anymore.
1. It is compatible
Not only is Linux compatible with the needs of users, but it also offers a greater level of interchangeability than conventional operating systems. If you want to connect with other users having different operating systems, Linux is the way to go.