🐧 Linux is a family of open-source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991, by Linus Torvalds.
Open-source: Linux is an open-source software that is available for everyone to contribute, modify, and enhance the source code. It is also available for users to download and use for free.
Less Vulnerable: Linux is less vulnerable and more secure than Windows operating systems. This is because most commands executed on a Linux system need authorization, from
sudo, the administrator. With this, an intruder is only allowed in when you give it the green light (
sudo... admin password)
Easy Updates and Installation: Software updates in Linux are more accessible and faster than Windows. Also, no reboot is needed after installing and uninstalling programs, unlike Windows.
Execution and Customization: Linux supports the execution of almost all possible file formats. Also, Linux allows you to customize everything (networks, layouts, appearance, configurations, scripts, and lots more).
PS: customization is at the owner's risk 😉
Superfast: Low storage and Low processor issues do not compromise the performance of installed applications. One of the reasons for this is that nothing runs outside your control.
It is everywhere.: Linux is so adaptable and flexible. Virtually every small computing device is likely to be running Linux; Best example: Google Android phones all run Linux as its kernel, making it the most installed OS in the world (source: Usage share of operating systems - Wikipedia)
Short answer is No.
To people who use computers for basic needs, Linux has proven to be a "pain in the ass" in various ways.
- Lack some popular software (nevertheless, you could often find an open-source alternative)
- The UI/UX on Windows and macOS are better. (The power of Linux lies in the terminal, not graphics)
- Installing software isn't that easy for newbies
Linux is best for developers, system admins, and anyone interested in having a deeper knowledge and gaining more control on their computers.
It is for people who love to crack things open, understand, and hack the system. 😎
If you are a Linux user, please hit the ❤️ button, and if you ain't one, hit any other button. 🥂