Linux is an open source operating system based on UNIX that honestly is cheaper and easier to set up than your average Windows environment. This means it’s source code is available to the public (allowing you to download it for free). There are no license fees as well as security being up to a different standard. Linux is available in multiple distributions, the most popular being Ubuntu, Debian and Red Hat Enterprise. It also supports several hardware platforms such as Motorola and Intel and is used for several electronic devices such as mobile phones and some Sony consoles.
Linux software is used everywhere, it’s used to control hardware like desktops, network equipment, airplanes etc.
So why learn how to use it if it’s already present?
- Added security
- To develop job skills that are in demand
- For customization
- Sick of restrictions
- It’s easy, why not?