About 10 years ago I thought Windows was the only Operating System. When I heard the name ‘Linux’ I thought, “meh. WTF is a Linux? Windows is the top dog anyway so it doesn’t matter.”
I got my first taste of Linux 2 years ago when I started studying networking and security. The more I read tech blogs, the more I began to understand Linux and what it’s purpose in life.
Now, I’m not knocking Windows OS. People and companies are still going to place Windows on a pedestal. But that’s for good reason too.
Each Operating System has its pros and cons. It varies for each person or business and also depends on that person’s or company’s needs. I’ve worked for companies that use Linux and I’ve worked for others that use Windows.
Obviously, we don’t have a choice in which system to use while working for a business at the office. However, we do have a choice on our personal computers.
I use both at home. Windows OS is for work and “convenience”. Some programs just don’t function on Linux, but most of the popular programs do have an alternate available. For example, LibreOffice for Linux is the equivalent of MS Office.
Why I prefer Linux:
Flexibility –> I have the option to install only what I want or need.
Security –> Think ‘Kali Linux’.
Free –> Open source. I can just download any Linux distro for free. *except Red Hat*
Different –> The cool, serious techs use Linux lol.
I do know a few techs who don’t like Linux at all. They have their reasons. My husband doesn’t think it’s beneficial for him to learn Linux because not a lot of companies use it. I disagree with him.
IT Professionals within Cyber Security and “hackers” understand how great Linux can get the job done. *Kali*