Linux use is growing at an amazing rate. This operating system, which has no public relations department, advertising, or government lobby, is being used widely in homes and server rooms alike. It’s also free, and 100% open source, meaning anyone can look at each and every line of code in the Linux
1: Low cost: You don’t need to spend time and money to obtain licenses since Linux and much of its software come with the GNU General Public License.
2: Stability: Linux doesn’t need to be rebooted periodically to maintain performance levels. It doesn’t freeze up or slow down over time due to memory leaks and such. Continuous up-times of hundreds of days (up to a year or more) are not uncommon.
3: Network friendliness: Linux was developed by a group of programmers on the Internet and has therefore strong support for network functionality; client and server systems can be easily set up on any computer running Linux. It can perform tasks such as network backups faster and more reliable than alternative systems.
4: Flexibility: Linux can be used for high-performance server applications, desktop applications, and embedded systems.
5: Compatibility: It runs all common Unix software packages and can process all common file formats.
6: Full use of hard disk: Linux continues work well even when the hard disk is almost full.
7: Multitasking: Linux is designed to do many things at the same time; e.g., a large printing job in the background won’t slow down your other work.
8: Open Source: If you develop software that requires knowledge or modification of the operating system code, Linux’s source code is at your fingertips. Most Linux applications are Open Source as well.
9: Fast and easy installation: Most Linux distributions come with user-friendly installation and setup programs. Popular Linux distributions come with tools that make installation of additional software very user-friendly as well.