Hello, This is our first blog post.
We are 2 newbies, migrating to Linux and we’ve started this blog to post our first hand experience with Linux which might be helpful for others who indeed wish to learn and be Linux Geeks from Linoob
So, let get started with few basics about Linux.
Linux is an OS just like Windows. Operating systems which are based on the Linux kernel are categorised as Linux. The Linux kernel is the core of the operating system and it is free & open source. You can freely modify it and distribute it.
The Linux kernel was written in 1991 by Linus Torvalds. ‘Tux’ the penguin is the official mascot of Linux
There are many Linux distributions or I should say Linux comes in many flavours eg. Ubuntu, Fedora Core, openSuse etc. Most of the Linux distributions are free & open source whereas some are commercial distributions like Redhat Enterprise Linux which are not free.
You might be wondering, “Why should I bother to shift to Linux when Windows gets my work done?”
We’ll there are many advantages of using Linux.Few of these advantages which really score over Windows are as follows -
- No Viruses (Ya you read it right )
- Secure Envoironment
- No annoying copy protection or usage restrictions
- Fewer Crashes
Moreover, many Windows programs can be run in Linux with a software called Wine. (We’ll tell you about Wine later when you get used to the Linux environment.)
As we already told you, Linux comes in various flavours (distributions).
We recommend Ubuntu Linux for newbies as it is one of the most newbie-friendly Linux distribution and has a huge & helping community. Moreover, we’ll also be using Ubuntu to post our experience here.
Windows users may wait till our next posts on how they can migrate to Linux from Windows. 24th April is the date when we we’ll give you the full guide on installing Ubuntu Linux on your computer.