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 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.
Why use Linux?
Don’t throw your old computer just yet. Linux has got your back when it comes to low end configuration system. Some Linux OS can run on a system with just 128 MB RAM.
Linux is a free operating system both in terms of pricing and licensing. You can download and install it for free and you can even modify Linux OS, make copies of it to distribute it to your friends, family and colleagues.
Linux is renowned for its security. You don’t even need an antivirus in Linux, just keep your system updated. Oh! and there are no hidden trackers to invade your privacy and steal your data.