A certain understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of Linux can help you better understand Linux. Nowadays, Linux has become more and more popular because of its stability, security, low configuration requirements, and security.
Advantages of Linux
- Stability and efficiency: Because Linux was developed from Unix, Linux and Unix have many similarities. Not only the user interface and operation methods, but Linux also inherits the superior stability and efficiency of Unix. For servers using Linux as the operating system, it is quite common to run for one year without downtime.
- Low configuration requirements: Linux has very low hardware requirements. It can run smoothly on computers and Linux laptops a few years ago. With Windows, you need to constantly upgrade the machine’s hardware.
- Free or a small fee: Linux is based on the GPL (General Public License), so anyone can use or modify the original code for free. Only a small fee is required when choosing a Linux distribution made by some vendors. Of course, it is still much less expensive than Windows.
- Strong support: a large number of Linux enthusiasts will exchange discussions, and develop and share some good software, with a very open use atmosphere.
- Security: Linux has considerable user and community support, so it can quickly find system vulnerabilities and quickly release security patches.
Linux has many other advantages, such as strong network support, convenient console operation, and so on. You may even download Photoshop for Linux and use its photo editing and designing features on this free platform. Although Linux does a good job overall, it still has some shortcomings.
Disadvantages of Linux
- There is no specific support vendor: Because the software on Linux is distributed for free, naturally there is no support such as after-sales service. But the good news is that as long as we search carefully, we can always find a solution to the problem: D
- The graphical interface is not good enough: this is probably the most important reason affecting the popularity of the Linux desktop. But over time, Desktop environments (Gnome, KDE, XFCE) have become more useful and better. At present, every major Linux distribution can be used as a desktop computer.