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Advantages of Linux and Why Ubuntu?



Linux is a well known Operating System that is mostly used for general internet browsing purposes. Linux is, however, widely used for creating server operating systems, including Red Hat, Fedora, Mandriva, SUSE, OpenSUSE, and Fedora. It is also used for web hosting and development. For the past several years, Linux has been the most popular choice for web servers due to its powerful capabilities and lack of licensing restrictions.

Linux started as a kernel-based operating system. In 1990 Linus Torvald developed the Linux kernel that is now the most commonly used worldwide. It was designed to provide an open-source alternative to commercial operating systems like Windows, which had only just started with a single basic operating system based on DOS. Therefore, Linux was able to gain rapid popularity among computer users worldwide who were looking for an easy-to-use operating system that runs on several computers.

With Linux's popularity came with its share of admirers who then started to develop distributions based on Linux like Ubuntu and Kali. Ubuntu is the most popular alternative to Windows-based operating systems that can be used for home, business, and education purposes.

Ubuntu is a free software that is based on the Linux kernel that is initially developed by Linus Torvald. Ubuntu has several alternative application packages that allow the users to create a desktop using a simple graphical interface, launch various software applications, conduct online searches, capture screenshots, and much more.

Ubuntu's major components include the software repositories, control panels, desktop environments, hardware drivers, and the login and user management tools, which make it a very user-friendly and flexible Linux operating system.

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