Since the late 1990s, the Linux operating system has been available to consumers free of charge and easy to use. However there still remain many people who are sceptical about switching to this operating system so here are a few reasons to consider it. As already mentioned, it is free unlike Microsoft which asks users for a fee that can even be recurring. As well as this, Microsoft can only be used on one computer, whereas Linux can be used across as many different computers as required, with no charges incurred. If you are still not convinced, let’s have a look at some of the other advantages that the Linux operating system offers.
Linux is an open source program. This means that users are able to customize the code in order to suit their needs, so that the program can be as convenient for everyone to use as possible. Windows does not offer such a luxury and this is a major disadvantage in such a system. Also, Linux is very reliable. If you are playing an exciting game of Partypoker and do not want to be interrupted, then the last thing you need is to have to reboot. Thankfully this happens very infrequently with Linux when compared with other programs.
While Windows is frequently targeted by spyware, Linux is very secure and has managed to remain so. It is also faster than other operating systems which should prove to be very convenient for its users. One of the main things that users like about Linux is that they have such control over the program. The operating system is effectively in the hands of the users, who can alter the desktop look and features to suite their own needs. It looks as though people are catching on to these advantages and that the coming year will be a successful one for Linux.