Why people use Linux instead of Windows?
- L.N.Lv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
In a corporate environment, you have no idea how expensive an infrastructure built on Windows can be, server licenses, client access licenses, forced upgrades, it really adds up. If Linux will do the job, and it almost always will, it should be the first choice of big IT departments. For home users it may not be as big a deal, but it is more secure than Windows and has far, far fewer viruses. Upgrades are free and it usually runs fine on older hardware.
- 2 months ago
people are to stupid to use Linux
- Crim LiarLv 72 months ago
I have a couple of little SBC based Linux systems. One them runs multiple server apps which are all established (ie depended on and not to be messed with running 24/365). The total system cost is a fraction of a windows system, totally passively cooled, and has an energy cost of about 20p (25c US) per MONTH!
I'm currently PLAYING with an NXP i.MX6ULL which is so low power I'm running off a solar cell! You just can't sensibly do that with a Win system!
- AdrianLv 72 months ago
Because it is free, fast, and has most applications that people use on the Internet, as well as free "Office" packages. Linux is weak for things like gaming (but Steam does supports games on Linux) or custom programs that are written only for Windows.
While Linux is hard to infect with viruses, it is not impossible, just very very hard to do. You can still get some malware with Internet browsers, though they cannot do too much damage other than annoy you or track your browser habits.
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- SSP Bowl DudeLv 72 months ago
It's more secure, less likely for viruses and malware, extremely customizable, open-source, works on older hardware, different distributions, free or low cost to use, extensive community support.