What is Linux?
Linux is an
open source operating system. It was developed collaboratively.
This means no one company is completely responsible for its
development or ongoing support.
Numerous companies participate
in the Linux research and
development. They share
costs with their partners and competitors. This
spreading of the burden of development burden amongst individuals and
companies has resulted in a large and efficient
ecosystem. It is essentially an unheralded software innovation.
better than Windows?
This has been an ongoing question.
Because Linux and Windows differ in cost, versatility
and stability, one cannot say that Linux is better,
just different. Each has its uses
and each is adapted differently to
Linux software is free of cost.
Fewer viruses and computer infections: Because
of the server-client relationship architecture,
it is more difficult for a virus to do any damage.
Systems are updated frequently with new
features and support for new hardware.
There are thousands of applications and software
available at no cost.
If the user is proficient with computer operating
systems, support is available from the community of
Linux users. It is also
available through web-based forums and Instant
Why use a
To install and keep a Linux system
working at its optimum efficiency.
To help train the user to become accustomed to Unix
type commands for when work needs to be
To provide help and experience
with installation of programs.
To tighten Linux security to
prevent any malicious attempts to gain
access to your
To provide true "User
friendly is relative.
Much Linux software
is designed for users who already
have some basic skills in place.
Not all distributions are the easiest to
to. A select few have
graphical interfaces for their
To provide a
that is available
when you need it
most - in English, 24/7,
via remote log-in or
help you solve
the problem in a