Microsoft Windows is one of the most commonly used operating systems. However, as more and more people become tech savvy people are starting to switch to other alternative operating systems. One of the popular operating systems that people are switching to is Linux. Linux is an open source operating system that has been around since the early 1990s. Computer users will notice a number of benefits that come with switching from Windows to Linux.
The first benefit of switching to Linux is the cost involved. Linux is an open source software program that is completely free of charge. Windows software comes with a lot of licenses and can often times only be downloaded onto a single computer. If a computer user wishes to have multiple computers with Window,s they will have to purchase the software separately which can add up. Since Linux is an open source software program it can be downloaded onto a number of computers free of charge.
The second benefit of switching to Linux is the security it offers. Windows operating systems are constantly plagued with security issues like viruses, malware and adware. The Linux system rarely has to deal with this security issue. This increased security not only protects computer users personal information, but it saves money as a Linux user does not have to download any anti-virus/anti-spyware programs.
The third benefit of switching to the Linux system is the ability to allow the user to choose what they have on their system. When a user uses Windows they are stuck with the default settings that are offered through Windows. Linux offers users the chance to customize the desktop and play around with the way that windows appear. Linux also has a wide number of software options that allow the computer user to have a choice of what software they use for a number of tasks.