7 Advantages of Linux

What are the advantages, disadvantages, and features of the Linux operating system? When compared with other OS such as Windows, and Mac OS X. This time the technology will explain what Linux OS is, and also some of the advantages and disadvantages of the Linux operating system.

Definition – What is Linux OS?

Linux was originally developed in 1991, by a Finnish student named Linus Torvalds, as a personal project. Initially, Linux was not an operating system, but only a kernel. The kernel is arguably the core or heart of an operating system. Linux is built and developed in an open-source (open source) and similar to Unix (Unix Like).

The name Linux was also taken on a suggestion from a friend Linus Torvald. Along with its development and assisted by various kinds of developers around the world, Linux distributions are created. Linux distributions are operating systems for computing devices, and applications are distributed using the Linux kernel.

Some examples of popular Linux distributions include:








And many more, of course.

Here are 7 advantages of Linux OS:

1. Open-source

Unlike Windows which is a closed source, and paid. Linux is a free and open-source operating system. Which means that anyone can view and edit the source code, as needed. So we can install the OS on multiple computers or laptops, without any license restrictions. Linux is also used successfully for the development of a mobile operating system, called Android.

2. Security

One of the advantages that Linux has, compared to Windows OS, is the security factor. Almost rarely, there is a virus or malware that attacks Linux users or users. Compared to Windows OS, which is very vulnerable to attacks. This is because Linux is only targeted by certain users or users, such as people who work in the server section, IT activists, and so on. So you don’t need to install anti-virus software when using Linux.

3. System is Stable

Linux systems allow for less frequent crashes, tend to be more stable than Windows OS. Where we usually see a “Blue Screen” on our monitor screen, for Windows users or users. And if you are using Windows, you have to get used to restarting or rebooting the computer, to some extent.

4. For Server

Because of guaranteed security and a stable system. Therefore, Linux is often used as an operating system for servers, cloud computing, from various companies around the world.

5. Low Specifications

Linux does not require a high computer or laptop specifications to run normally. Because Linux can be fairly light, it doesn’t consume a lot of resources on the computer.

6. Can Read Windows Filesystem

Linux can read and write files stored on filesystems in Windows, such as NTFS and FAT32. One example of a Linux distribution that has this capability is Ubuntu. Especially if you dual boot Ubuntu with Windows, on your computer or laptop.

7. Large community

For those of you who want to learn Linux. You don’t need to worry about resources for learning. Because it is open-source, Linux has a community that is spread all over the world. And there are many forums, blogs on the internet, which discuss topics, problems about the Linux operating system.