Since the 1990’s, Windows has dominated the desktop market. However, Linux is quickly becoming a powerhouse competitor for desktop operating systems. 

What is Linux?

Linux is a group of free and open-source operating systems. It’s based on core software called the Linux Kernel. The Kernel is free and open-source, which means that anyone can use it to create their version of Linux. 

Why Choose Linux Over Windows

  1. Open Source

The main difference between Windows and Linux is the ladder is open-source software, whereas the code for Windows is highly secure. Since Linux is an open-source operating system, anyone with a desktop and internet access can download it, change it, and contribute to the internal Kernel.

  1. Free

Another major benefit of Linux is that it’s free. Users won’t have to pay up to $250 to get their hands on a copy of a Linux distro (such as Ubuntu, Fedora). 

  1. Reliable

Linux is considered more reliable than Windows. Linux offers a top-notch interface, built-in security, and unmatched uptime. Its popular competitor, Windows, is known to be sluggish at times. Users need to re-install Windows after encountering crashes or slowdowns on your system. As a Linux user, you won’t have to worry about re-installing your system to experience a faster and smoother operation. Linux helps your system run smoothly for a more extended period.

  1. Secure

While no operating system is entirely risk-free, Windows is a frequent victim for developers of viruses and malware. Since there’s little that Microsoft can do about this issue, users must install an antivirus application and firewall software. Unfortunately, this eats into your memory and CPU usage.

Linux by nature is more secure than Windows. When you choose Linux as your operating system, you just need to stick to the repositories and avoid using Adobe’s Flash.

  1. Privacy

With increased government monitoring and corporate collection of user data, privacy has been the number one concern for savvy internet users. Independent security experts favor Linux over Windows or MacOS. Since most Linux distributions don’t collect your personal data, you can remain somewhat hidden from Big Brother. 

Linux Consulting Services in Bountiful, Utah and Washington, DC

Do you need a Linux consultant? At DVO Consulting, we’re able to Implement and design cloud architectures using Linux and Open Source platforms including OpenStack, Docker, Rkt, and Kubernetes; and are able to deploy those solutions to in-house datacenters or to cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, and Google Compute.

Bountiful, UT to service the ever-growing silicon slopes market and the west coast. We also have offices in Great Falls, VA, which supports clients in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC; covers east coast operations. Contact us to learn more about how DVO Consulting’s IT capabilities can help your business. Call us for information technology services.