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 Mint 11, codenamed “Katya” was released earlier this week. One of the main talking points of the release was not a new feature – rather the lack of it. Although Linux Mint is based on the recently released Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system and is powered by Linux kernel 2.6.38, X.Org 7.6 and classic GNOME 2.32 desktop.