Linux for Home Users
It’s a free
operating system available to download but you have to pay a tiny bit to mail
order it or buy it from a company. Linux came into being about 11 years ago- it
was developed by Linus Torvalds of Finland along with a group of programmers
from the open source software movement.
Linux is growing
steadily year after year. With a passionate community backing it, with big
companies Like IBM and HP pledging their support for it, it’s no wonder Linux-
the wonder operating system for servers of the past, has also made it to the
desktops of today.
Linux is based on
the commercial OS, UNIX. All the operating systems try to pack in command line
management of systems. System administrators of companies use command lines all
the times as their lifeline, but it’s not really meant for regulars users.
Tips for Home
If you want to
get comfortable with Linux, you don’t have to let go of windows. Get Linux
installed on a separate partition and you can switch between Windows and
Linux. For new users who don’t have any computer background learning windows
or Linux both takes same time and sitting.
suggested that new PC buyers should get both operating systems installed and
should use them equally. If you’re getting Linux for more than 2-3 PCs, you
can also get training and support at a small free, if you choose to have it.
Else it’s the Linux community on the Net to your rescue.
You don’t have
to be a great computer user to work with Linux. There are Desktop environments
that let you work in Linux as you work in Windows. As you work with windows,
same is the case with Linux.
Linux hands in
decreasing PC prices.
PC prices are
already on their way down. And you get more choice with operating systems and
applications. From being an OS only computer professionals had heard about,
Linux, in a short time, has made a transition into the lucrative and high
profile home PC segment.
The PCs bundle
the operating system. Linux being a free open source operating system means that
the code that runs is open for everyone to see, work with, modify and develop
their own innovative applications for it. But this is nothing compared to the
money people spend on Operating Systems like windows. And a company bundles