Linux an operating system just like Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, iOS and Android. You need an Operating system in your computing devices to manage its hardware resources. Without an operating system, your computer is not a computer. You can not install any software on it without an OS.
Linux is one of the world’s most popular platform. Even many popular and nonpopular mobile and computer operating systems are powered by Linux one of the popular OS is Android.
Uses of Linux Operating System
Why do we need to use the Linux Operating system if we already have some OSs that are easy to use and works just fine? Well, the answer to this question is very simple-
- The Operating System you are using is paid.
- The OS you use gets infected with Viruses.
- The OS you use gets crash.
- You need to buy software to use in the operating systems that are easy to use.
When you use an OS like Windows or Mac OS you may need to buy it from the providers but unlike it, Linux is an open-source project, you can download and use it without paying a single cent. Not Just it, but you can make changes in the OS too.
If you are a Windows user then you will be surprised to know that if Linux based operating systems do not get infected with a computer virus or malware. And, also the Linux operating system is the most secure operating system we have.
I have been used windows for many years now, and one most irritating problem I have faced is ‘sometimes windows get stuck’. Nowadays, we have SSD and a high amount of RAM but some years ago the maximum number of RAM was used to be 4GB, and we didn’t have SSD at all. So, without SSD and Hight Capacity RAM windows operating systems were used to get stuck while using. However, thanks to high capacity RAM and SSD memory this problem has decreased a lot.
When you use Windows or macOS you need to buy most numbers of software that you use in daily life. If you are a designer then you need software like photoshop or coral draw or if you are a programmer you will be using code editors like Sublime Text and etc. To use this software on a Mac or Windows computer you will have to it from the developers.
But, you can use it on your Linux machine for free.
Types of Linux operating system
Are you trying to find the types of Linux operating systems? Well, if so then let me tell you there are more than 200 versions of distros of Linux os.
Different Linux versions used for different purposes. Some people use it according to their machine’s hardware configuration. Some Linux operating system needs 4 GB RAM to run smoothly and for some 1GB is enough.
Some Linux distros are best for general uses, some are best for Programming, some are for Hacking and some are for server management. So, choosing a Linux distro to use is always depends on the user’s machine and job.
Popular Linux Distros
Here is the list of some popular Linux distros which are being used by a huge number of people all over the world.
- Arch Linux
- Linux Mint
- Kali Linux
- Parrot OS
Here, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Debian, Fedora, and Linux Mind can be used for General Purpose, Programming, Designing or Development. Become a Computer Programmer.
But, Operating systems like Kali Linux and Parrot OS are only useful for Ethical Hackers and Computer & Web Security experts.
If you are interested more in the Linux operating system then we have many articles for you to learn and understand Linux.
How to download Linux for free?
Downloading Linux distros or its software is absolutely free. To download the Linux Operating System, first of all, you need to decide which Linux distro is better for you. And once you have decided which distro is for you then visit its official website.
Suppose you have figured out that Ubuntu is better for you then you can easily find ubuntu’s official website on the Internet, by searching the ‘Ubuntu official website’ keywords in google search engine.
After landing on the official website, find and open the ‘Download’ page and then select the version and download it into your machine.
You can do the same thing for downloading other Linux distros like Kali Linux, Linux Mint or Debian.