Benefits of Switching to Linux
Linux is an operating system. It's used in everything from phones to cars and complex supercomputers, yet you can also use it to power your personal computer.
The desktop may not be the place you're most likely to encounter Linux, but it's more than you think.
What are the Best Reasons to switch to Linux?
The best reasons to switch to Linux permanently, especially in 2022 are:
- It’s free: No license, no fees
Unlike Microsoft Windows or macOS, Linux is completely free to use. You do not need to purchase any kind of license (or cash for specific hardware) to use it for personal or commercial use.
- Linux is open source
Unlike Windows/macOS, Linux relies on the concept of open-source. Therefore, you can easily review your operating system's source code to see how it works or how it handles your data.
- More secure: antivirus not required
Honestly, every forum has its own issues. However, Linux is the most secure platform as compared to Windows and macOS.
- Compatible with old and low-end hardware
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 doesn't work very well with other computers and you know it.
macOS is a different story because you don't really have the option of choosing your hardware - so there's nothing to talk about here.
- Drivers installed automatically
The drivers' view has improved on Windows 10 too but it has always been better on Linux.
Almost all the drivers are automatically installed on your system. If more than one driver is available, you can choose to install the driver you want.
- Gaming on Linux
In the past, one of the major hurdles when switching to Linux was gaming.
While Linux used to have some native games, thanks to Steam Play, you can now play 'Windows only' games on Linux.
You might not be able to play 'every' Windows game on Linux yet.
- Software center to get all apps in one place
Easy to use the software on Linux using Software Center (or App Center or Package Manager)
The collection of available software is usually vast and actively maintained.
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