The list of things Windows cannot do has been reduced somewhat by the partnership between Microsoft Linux and Linux. This partnership has brought bash integration to the Windows OS. This has made it easy for users to access the shell whenever and wherever they want. This means that you don’t need Linux to access the shell instance for your Linux OS flavor.
However, we argue that a Windows machine acting like Linux is not a Linux box. There are still some things that make Linux more intuitive. Linux can be used in many (and creative!) ways. Here is our list of Linux’s strengths, not necessarily better than Microsoft, but in a completely different way.
Linux servers can run for years without needing to be rebooted
Linux OS is the best choice if you’re looking for an easy-to-use, customizable server operating system that you can install in your home or workplace. There are no licensing fees depending on which distro you choose. You will be rewarded for taking the time to properly set up and configure your server. This will ensure that it is stable and doesn’t need to reboot, restart or suffer any downtime.
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Start training. This is why most web hosts prefer Linux OS for their deployments. It is not unusual to find servers that have been running for several years without a reboot. This is why stability is a major advantage when comparing Windows Server products with Linux.
Another factor is cost. Windows products are still quite expensive compared to the Linux enterprise pricing.
Linux will not harass you incessantly to upgrade
Updates have been easy since Ubuntu’s aptitude system, which is a frontend to Debian’s dpkg, popularized package management software.
A simple “sudo-apt-get update” command can be used to update an Ubuntu system. This raises the permissions to Super User or root. The system can then perform a system update, which updates all OS components.
This may not sound impressive, but Windows Update allows system updates to be automatically performed whenever a new version is released. It is only when we realize that dpkg was first released in 1994 that we see how far ahead of our Debian friends. It became more useful with each version, which eventually led to the creation of online software repositories that allowed the OS and applications to be updated.
Linux is feature-rich and doesn’t have bloat
Windows 10 is an amazing operating system, despite all the fuss about the Microsoft malware tactics that were used to get everyone to upgrade. It’s beautiful, it’s efficient with system resources, and it’s much more stable than older versions of Windows. If we look back a decade, Linux was the dominant desktop operating system before the bloated Windows Vista was introduced to the world. (Yes, we still have active Vista training).
Linux’s attractive aesthetic attracted many users back then. However, its functionality took a while to develop. Regardless of which Linux flavor you choose, you will enjoy the visual functionality of Gnome or KDE. Once you are comfortable with the new system, you will find that the menus as well as windows provide a highly functional experience. This will help increase productivity.
Linux isn’t necessarily a better desktop alternative than Windows, but it does offer a lot of apps and programs that users can install and use. It also looks great and offers a low-cost user experience.
Linux can be run on almost all hardware
No matter what your age,