You may be familiar with operating systems such as Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS X. Linux is one such powerful operating system which is pervasive in application and use today. According to the latest stats from supercomputer hawks TOP500, ‘Linux Now Powers 100% of the World’s Top 500 Supercomputers’. Isn’t this mind-boggling?
Are you planning on buying a new PC? Do you wish to change your current operating system? Are you confused about whether Windows is better than Linux? Then this article is for you. Windows vs Linux is the age-old battle that has been deliberated upon for years now. It is important to stress that the ‘best’ operating system cannot have a single answer, as best really depends upon the requirements of the user. While we discuss the pros and cons of both systems, we hope to deliver a fair review on specific criteria. But before we begin, let us get to know both Windows and Linux a little better.
Linux is not just an operating system. Instead, it is a humongous family of free and open-source software operating systems that are based on the Linux kernel.
System security and Linux administration go hand to hand. So, expect Linux questions coming your way when interviewed for a security-based job profile.