Way back in 2006 I wondered why people are so much acquainted with windows Operating system.
Ofcourse Windows OS have a UI which is popular for its ease-of-use feature.
But I would also like to share few of my findings with Linux Operating system.
I have been using UBUNTU Linux OS for quite a few yrs . It’s an open source OS and free of course added to list of FOSS.
A) Imagine a situation u have downloaded Ur bank a/c statement which in .pdf format.
With Linux, you don’t have to download and install Acrobat reader explicitly.
B) Imagine a situation where you receive a mail from friend which has images as an attachment and wish to morph it ,edit it ,add some effects.
With Linux being installed, u don’t have to install Adobe Photoshop separately. Gimp editor is already installed.
What i’m trying to tell is many such basic s/w like:
Mozilla web browser (like IE in windows)
Open office.org( like MS office in windows)
Evolution email client(like outlook express in windows)
Pidgin instant messenger(
Amarock music player
and many more are already available ready to use.
Linux OS is not vulnerable to Virus attacks.
It comes with 2 desktop environments
Package manager utility is available to install and update the softwares .
Plenty of software available for download and install is categorized and consolidated in 1 utility called UBUNtu software center.
We usually open multiple applications and sometimes desktop looks clumsy.
Why to get lost in the clutter?
Linux has option to toggle between multiple desktop workspaces. Even start menu is very well organized and categorised
Other feature what I observed was I don’t have to reboot it every time I installed some new soft wares
Patches, fixes are made available at the faster rate.
Compiz fusion utility helps us setting wonderful themes.
I also could install some of the various windows s/w in Linux thru software called Wine. And even played many games
As far as I know OS takes care of defragmentation.
As a .Net Developer I was thinking how do I install visual studio IDE. Then I found an open source alternative to it . its called MONO develop.
With new Linux flavor called Linux “Mint” the UI looks more appealing than its previous distros.
All together I have come across many such good findings ,features of Linux. If have listed only fewof them above. People who have worked on linux can add on to it.