10 Reasons: Why should we use Linux?

Bored using windows or any other server in your computing experience? Linux has been designed to offer you a smooth and effective experience. Whether you want to use it for business or any other home operations, Linux offers the most reliable system to adopt.

Linux has become one of the most adopted systems by many users in and around the world. Most of the world’s largest data centers across the globe use Linux. There are various reasons that answer why should we use Linux, keep on reading.

Why Should we use Linux?


1. Linux is free of charge and in case you still doubt, then know that it is.

In case you want to get rid of all the restrictions in terms of patents of any other form of restriction, then this would be the best switch for you. Linux can be edited in terms of the source code by most of the innovative business owners. It is, therefore, the best system to be adopted by a large number of business owners who want to simplify their business operations.

2. Linux is more secure than any other server

Linux is a dependable server that offers excellent security to the user. Linux community offers the security fixes for any technical or security threat that encounters. Moreover, Linux users also offer regular kernel updates and regular security patches. In this regard, it is not mandatory for you to have an anti-virus program for your system. With Linux, you can save a lot of dollars you could have spent buying an antivirus program.

3. It has wide compatibility to hardware

Most of the other servers do constraint you with a lot of features. Take for instance windows 7 and 8 do require at least 1GB RAM for your system to operate well. However, Linux is such a lightweight operating system and hence does not constrain you in terms of a memory capacity of your system. It can thus be used by any of your systems. It is designed for everyone and can be used by anyone.

4. Easy to Operate

Also Read: Why Do hacker Use Linux?

Ideally, one does not have to go for intensive training for them to know how to operate a Linux operating system. Besides, it comes with all the necessary functionality that is included in windows OS. If you are looking for a system that is reliable and can be used by anyone in your business, then this could be the best system to adopt.

5. It comes inclusive of drivers

Ever experienced some difficulties when using windows only to be told that some of the drivers are missing in your system? Linux saves you a time you have to spend moving from one shop to another for drivers. It saves you money as well. Most of the drivers are included in the Linux operating system. No need to hassle and stress for drivers.

6. Smooth and easy Updating Process

Updating windows can be very challenging and stressful. Linux updates both the OS and the applications that are installed in your system. Besides, when compared to windows that need your system to shut down Linux updates are just a matter of click.

7. Linux is speedy

Since Linux is lightweight, it is therefore far much speedy compared to any other operating system. Windows has a bloated software and therefore huge to operate. In any business operation or gaming experience, time is the most crucial factor. Linux is the best system to adopt as windows get slower days after days.

8. Linux has a community support

One of the best things about Linux is the fact that you have a sense of belonging. You have a platform where you can share everything with fellow users. You get to know more through the frequently asked questions. Moreover, any question that you have can be dropped and get the answers that you need.

9. Linux features a powerful word processing program

Libre Office is a powerful word processing program that comes with Linux. You can use it for free in editing, opening and send Microsoft documents. You, therefore, save more and more dollars you could spend buying such a program.

10. Linux offers you a chance to download a lot of free tools

By just a click of a button, you can get access to thousands of tools and programs. This is a big added advantage over the windows operating system. It is the best way to transform your serving experience.

45 thoughts on “10 Reasons: Why should we use Linux?”

  1. Kudos to you brother. I agree with all you have stated and then some. My Desktop is Mint 17 and I wouldn’t look back. I have my old system virtualized but I never need it. Only fire it up to walk through it to troubleshoot customers computers…lol.

  2. For servers it is definitely the best option to choose for but i think it is not yet ready for desktop or laptop ready. There are several issues with graphics compatibility , no proper software package (or binaries). Some of the companies are working to achieve the same like Canonical by making universal debian package or yum package by fedora. But i think for the normal users it is way long to travel for linux to be a PC ready OS . I myself have sometimes problems that i cannot figure it out nor does the community.

    I am sure that Linux and open source community comes with a solution for that (valve or chrome). But it not for normal people (non-technical users) to install Linux on their desktop or laptops.

    • I have been using linux since 1998 as a server, and as my primary desktop since about 2004, and my only desktop since about 2007 when XP died after I had spent nearly two days setting up all the proprietary software, and anti virus, anti spyware, etc.
      I need CAD, 2d & 3d.
      When I realized how much all that costed me, I lost my temper, and decided that I was not going to be held to ransom by faulty, and fragile software, and I was quite prepared to lose a lot of functionality.
      After having made the switch, I soon (I guess over say 4 months) found together all the software that I needed without really losing much functionality, and gained so much functionality that would have costed me a fortune with proprietary software.
      The other thing that turned out is that it really extended the useful life of my gear.

      I for some unknown reason still keep any Windows installation that comes with a new machine, but I never actually use it, and end up deleting it a year or two later, funny 😉

      Works for me 🙂

  3. How do I instal Linux on W7 the right way.. I try before but goodn’t choose Linux after installing….
    Please guide me…:( 🙂

    • most likely u miss the grub instalation, on terminal [crtl t] sudo aptitude install grub

      by da way compressing an iso image on an email is not funny [not 4 marcel]

    • 1. You find the distro you like, and download an “iso image” – a set of files that has been formatted as a DVD, and in old days, just copied to a DVD that was made bootable. Now you use a utility:
      2. Unetbootin – download this for your PC/Mac or Linux – and install it.
      Unetbootin will ask for the USB to use and the ISO image to place on the USB.
      It will copy the ISO image to the USB and make it bootable.
      3. If need modify your BIOS /UEFI settings so that this will sense the USB when you reboot.
      4. Reboot your PC with the USB with the ISO image on it in place, boot from this.
      5. Most will now ask you if you want to play around and take a look, or install Linux.

      You can install if you have enough disk space for “swapping” + at east te size of your RAM, and then a Linux boot partition + make these as an extension partition after Windows.
      You can also run most Linux on the USB without changing anything, it is just not as fast. If you like it, your can install it later. Should you have questions, find a Facebook group, a site like this or the community pages and ask for help.

  4. This article is biased or unprofessional. Am running Ubuntu on HP but I don’t really like it, am only forced. Frequent crushes, fan always running, CPU always hot etc. Eish! Am just in love with my Mac.

    • Have you tried Mint? And Who says you are forced to use Ubuntu? You can format it and install any other OS. If you are inexperienced, take help from any PC mechanic like I do (I simply lack the courage to install an OS on my own for now). 😀

    • Are you running Ubuntu in it’s own partition or are you running Ubuntu from within MS Window’s framework (Wubi)? If you are running Wubi, that was only intended to give you an Ubuntu “test run”, and not designed to be permanent. When I ran Wubi, I had the same problems. Since re-partitioning my hard drive and running Ubuntu as a stand-along OS, I’ve had no problems.

  5. Thanks for your article. I started using Linux in 96. This type of article was written in 96, and every year after. Quite numerous, thanks for the laugh.

  6. Well, you have to pay for some distros, for example, RHEL, however you’re primarily just paying for a support subscription because the source code is free and open, and the free CentOS and SL clones are a direct result of that.

  7. MARCEL incase u are having the OS pls send to. My mail by compressing it wit Winrar or send a link …..nt MARCEL alone anybody could hlp..thanks

  8. Been using linux since 2009. Never look back. Started on ubuntu 9.04.. now on debian wheezy. It does everything i need without breaking down. It simply works once it is setup properly.

  9. Who wrote this? Some third grader that is taking english as a second language? No, that third grader could write better than this.

    This article looks as if it were written in another language and then ran through a bablefish translator, it is horrible!

  10. I’m on Linus Mint 17 but can’t watch my favorites streaming channels..(ERRORE
    Messaggio :
    Errore durante la riproduzione (SLP_6030)

  11. This article is pure bullshit, for one thing it`s compatibility with hardware is terrible, as a graphical desktop Linux is a disaster and very slow. Linux is a good OS for a lot of server roles, but absolutely not the best OS there is.

    • Well, there is a reason for that everyone else use Linux.
      Even Microsoft base their entire cloud offering on Linux servers.
      Mac has Xcode, but is expensive for many. Compared to Windows, Linux is miles ahead. Windows does not have the full tcp/ip stack – just what Microsoft has decided that you need and that does not include any options.

  12. If i installed Linux on Windows which has 4 hard disk partition, is all the partition become one partition when I install Linux ?

  13. mudasir – you shrink a Windows partition and create more partitions for Linux in the space that is freed up. You need to do the first bit yourself, but it’s easy, and the Linux installer will do the rest – just read the instructions first!

  14. Please give me a solution to Linux audio video driver problem .
    Audio and Video both .
    I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit Operating System.

  15. Honestly, people complain about Linux because they belive it difficult to use but for me I started with Ubuntu back 5 years but for like 2 years now have been using kali Linux as my core os on my system and have not have any reason to regreat it, honestly Linux is not completely secure but it more secure than windows operating system…

  16. Lol, at home we have three machines running Ubuntu. A file server, a laptop and a media pc.
    My girlfriend who hates pc’s is able to work on them and can do all that she needs and wants. Only a little bit of training and my patience was involved.

    She almost destroyed the laptop when it was still running windows 8.1!
    Linux let’s you chose distros. I fixed my brothers ancient laptop with mint. My father 60+ is using a pc with Ubuntu.

    A little bit of adjustment is needed but if you know a person who can guide you thru the basics and help you out with the harder stuff it is not only the cheapest but also the most durable solution you can implement.

    We do have two WIN 7 machines one game pc. Mine. And a laptop I received from my employer ( i only use it for work) .

  17. I’ve been using Linux since 2014 and I will NEVER go back. Linux is free, secure, and features nearly endless customisation options and as such I love it. My four year old Toshiba Portege with a second generation core-i3 processor boots in 15 seconds thanks to Linux (and my SSD of course). I started using Ubuntu, switched to Kubuntu, and now I am using KDE Neon and loving every second of it. The only caveat I will add to my praise is, while it is improving slowly, gaming is VERY limited on Linux. I know this is less to do with the OS itself, but rather due to game designers not wanting to design games for Linux (especially due to several packages install types like .deb, .rpm, etc but also due to the extra costs involved it porting console games over to another OS besides Windows). This is also the case with Mac OS X so Linux isn’t alone in its scarcity of AAA game titles. That aside, Linux is still easily the best OS out there.

  18. This article contains many non-sense ideas and confusions. The first awful confusion is the Linux OS!! Linux is just a kernel!! Ite’s called GNU/Linux.
    I won’tcomment other atrocities!
    Just respect us by telling good things that are true or shut up!

    • Dude! give me some idea which os will be better.i’m 2nd year undergraduate and confuse in this.what about ubuntu 14 ?
      Give idea or link of same.

    • GNU is a licensing template. This allows you to use what others have developed because they have declined their rights to be compensated for your work. Linux is not on GNU licensing, because Torvald Linus has made Linux and he manage all changes still, but grants us the right to use it + on GPL terms, more or less the same.
      Be respectful when you comment – always, the article is excellent compared with others.
      The top of Linux is the POSIX tools, developed according to the specifications of how Unix System V works. On top of Unix / Linux to the X11 release 4 “Window Management” with styles and widgets. This is “artwork” – what everything looks like, buttons and boarders. This is very different to Windows because X11 runs in parallel with the task. The window manager operates the panes on your screen, including the log+in screen. The input is through drivers for the keyboard, mouse and whatever you have and use. So your application does not receive one character, it cannot “see” where the input comes from, and it will use any number of address spaces, even receive input and display on other PC. If you invent a new input device that can replace the keyboard, you have to write the device driver for it – say you invent a pencil that you can type the input with. Well write the driver and let the applications use it – they expect strings of characters, and not single bytes. This is the flexibility of Linux.


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