Linux’s open source makes this operating system as customizable and convenient as possible, and its unpopularity ensures a small amount of actual malware. Also, this system is highly optimized, which guarantees its performance even on weak devices. And due to the large number of distributions, it will suit everyone: a gamer, a programmer or an ordinary user. Anyone.
Around Linux, myths have always wandered that it is a convenient OS exclusively for a narrow circle of people who understand code. But this is not the case, and today we will tell you why.
The Convenience of Linux
One of the main advantages of Linux over Windows is convenience. Thanks to the open source code, you have the opportunity to customize the operating system for yourself, as you wish.
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In Linux, you are given complete freedom of customization, you can customize the way buttons work and the behavior of the interface, and there are a lot of templates and tools for this. On Windows, the most you can change are window colors and themes. Otherwise, you will have to be content with what the Microsoft designers came up with.
Also, in addition to the customizable interface, the convenient implementation of updates in Linux pleases. Has everyone had such a situation when you have very little time left before the project is delivered and you urgently need to finish it on your computer? But Microsoft has a slightly different opinion on this matter, they just start installing a new Windows update. And if your PC does not have good power, this update can take an indecently long time. There is no such thing in Linux. It will not force the update to be installed on your PC. It will simply notify you that there is a ready-made update for your distribution, the download of which you can start at any time.
Owners of not the most powerful computers and laptops who previously used older versions of Windows must have noticed how much the computer’s performance drops when you upgrade to a new version. This is especially true if you don’t have an SSD. In the case of Linux, this problem is not observed, this OS has very weak requirements for components.
In addition, Linux also does not constantly update programs imposed on you (programs that are installed with the OS and cannot be removed) in the background. Moreover, it has practically none, except perhaps some kind of calculator and calendar, but there are no heaps of office applications and obscure browsers that are not needed on your gaming PC.
Also a nice bonus for you will be the weight of the OS. While Windows weighs almost 30 GB, Linux Mint weighs only 4.8 GB. And this is the heaviest distribution, and some of them weigh no more than 780 MB at all.
Security and Data Privacy in Linux
Undoubtedly, Linux is one of the most secure operating systems. Yes, you can’t call Windows unsafe, as the developers did a very good job on the Windows 10 protection system and even built their own good antivirus into it. But still, Windows remains a vulnerable OS. Being hacked on Linux is hard enough. And the point here is not even some kind of complex and reliable protection system, but the fact that a huge number of viruses are developed specifically for Windows, and they cannot harm Linux. That is, for hacking Linux, attackers simply have very few tools.
In addition to all of the above, Linux is also a completely private OS. Windows has been known to send information about PC usage to Microsoft almost every hour. Files you downloaded, search engine queries, PC usage time, etc. Of course, all this is for you and the improvement of the system. Of course, after digging in the settings, you can find and disable this feature, but what is the chance that with the new update it will not turn on again? While Linux is completely devoid of telemetry. No, of course you can send a bug report to the developers, but this is only if you wish, and the system will ask your permission in advance.
Huge Variety of Linux Distributions
In addition to all of the above, Linux is also famous for its large number of distributions. While only a few distributions exist for Mac and Windows, Linux has over two hundred. There are distributions for programmers and gamers, homework, surfing, creating home servers, and so on.
Conclusions on Linux
Looking at the above advantages of Linux, it is clear that the open source OS is better than the closed one. The open source makes this operating system as customizable and convenient as possible, and its unpopularity ensures a small amount of actual malware. Also, this system is highly optimized, which guarantees its performance even on weak devices. And due to the large number of distributions, it will suit everyone: a gamer, a programmer or an ordinary user. Anyone.
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