5 Reasons to Consider Switching to Linux
As you probably already know, Microsoft Windows has been forever plagued by security flaws that lead to system downtime, or hacks that can steal your data and hold it hostage. Microsoft products are much more subject to security flaws partly due to it being an attractive target due to its wide and sustained use cases globally.
Now you might be thinking “Well, why not switch to a Mac computer?” The simple answer is they are very expensive to own and maintain.
However, the Linux Operating System is sort of the middle ground between Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac.
What is Linux?
Just like Windows, iOS, and Mac OS, Linux is an operating system. In fact, one of the most popular platforms on the planet, Android, is powered by the Linux operating system. An operating system is a software that manages all of the hardware resources associated with your desktop or laptop. To put it simply, the operating system manages the communication between your software and your hardware. Without the operating system (OS), the software wouldn’t function. You can learn more about Linux Here.
5 Reasons to Consider switching to Linux
Security: Almost all Linux Operating Systems are far more secure by default when compared to Windows. There are not a lot of Viruses or Malware made to infect Linux Systems as there are Windows Systems. Some may argue that it’s because Linux is not widely used. That’s not true; in fact, Linux runs most of the internet, most website servers you visit, your smartphones, tablets, etc. The reason why Linux is far more secure is that its open-source software. Meaning that the code is free to download, use, edit, modify, etc. And for that reason, users and developers frequently do secure code audits to ensure the security of the system is intact. That openness also allows Systems Administrators to further tighten the security down to the core of the Operating System itself.
Updates: Linux is constantly updated for security and usability reasons. In some cases, updates will be issued multiple times a week to either fix bugs, fix security issues, or other enhancements for usability.
Stability: Linux is one of the most stable operating systems out there on the market today. Rarely ever will you see a Linux system malfunction because of an update (like Windows updates that crash the system). In fact, there is a good reason why Linux Runs the Internet, its stability and security. It’s not uncommon for Linux systems to be on and online for more than 365+ days straight without a single hiccup!
Speed: Linux tends to run faster than most operating systems, including windows. One of the key reasons is that Linux by default doesn’t need a lot of resources to run the operating system. So that means even low system hardware specifications will run Linux just fine and fast without the need to constantly keep upgrading hardware.
Compatibility: The biggest hesitancy in Switching to Linux comes from Linux’s history compared to Windows in terms of software compatibility and user-friendliness. Years ago Linux was deemed “An Operating Systems for Nerds, Tinkerers.”, and that it was. However, in today’s day and age being 2021, that has all changed dramatically. In fact, Linux has a ton of alternative software that is almost a mirror copy of their Windows Counterparts. And with a couple of hours of training, you will breeze around Linux just like you did in Windows.
It wouldn’t be fair to not mention one of the downsides to using Linux, and that is tech support. Since Linux is Open Source (Free) support is limited to a community of peers. However, developers of Linux operating systems have started to offer paid support plans. Furthermore, Companies like ours also offers affordable support option for Linux machines and servers.
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