With so many operating platforms out there today what is LINUX? And why is it so popular? Lets start with what the most popular operating systems are currently on the market. The are MAC OS, Windows and UNIX. Windows being the clear market leader but MAC OS is hot on its pc heels. These operating systems are basically the brains and nerve endings of your computer. Ensuring your PC can run your applications and tasks including your peripherals such as your keyboard, printers, speakers and mouse. The main difference between the big players is the use ability and look and feel. Essentially they provide similar services.
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Linux is growing in popularity over recent years. The Linux operating system was originally free and enhanced by programmers all over the world. Thats why Linux is held close to many a programmers heart. The programming community feels that they contributed to this operating platform and so will always hold a place in their hearts.
But what is so good about Linux? Well its not your standard consumer product. It’s difficult to get used to and not user friendly. But there are a wealth of tools available to someone who knows their way around a pc. If you are a programmer looking for a new project or challenge then this would be the operating system for you. Many old school programmers who have used UNIX also us Linux as their preferred system.
There is a huge online community of Linux users around the world so you can ask any Linux question you like or share tips and tricks in user forms. Give Linux a try, it could be the perfect partnership!