Do you have an older Windows PC or know someone who plans to get rid of his or hers? If this is the case, you may consider installing Linux on the old machine. You really have nothing to lose; and chances are, you’re already thinking about replacing it with a new one. After all, what have you got to lose if you have already replaced it, or are thinking about replacing it?
If you’ve already replaced your computer, then you’ll have a machine you can use to send/receive email, browse the Internet, and become familiar with Linux. Just keep in mind that just like anything else, it takes time to learn a new operating system. Older versions of Linux are also available online for cheaper prices. They’re referred to as archived additions of Linux.
Most computer users have experience with Windows 95, XP, ME, 2000, or Vista. The Linux operating system is quite different and offers a whole new operating system to those looking for something different. With Linux’s Graphical User Interface (or GUI), you can point and click on the screen to perform many functions. You can use the GUI to perform most functions and navigate your way around the system.
As it turns out, Linux is a powerful operating system, and the Linux commands make it one of the most versatile and operating systems on the market today. If you choose to learn Linux, it will behoove you to learn some of the commands as well. Over a period of time, you’ll discover that the commands enhance your experience of Linux.
From your experience, you’ll find that using the command line is an easier and faster way to navigate through the system. Linux is one of the fastest growing operating systems in the history of computers, and with that being said, it’s definitely worth taking the time to explore and learn.