Thursday, 20 July 2017

What is Linux ,What are the Features and Use of LINUX

The Linux open source operating system, or Linux OS, is a freely distributable, cross-platform operating system based on Unix that can be installed laptops, netbooks, and tablet devices, servers, supercomputers etc.

Written in 

Primarily C and assembly
OS
Unix-like
Platforms
Alpha, ARC, ARM, AVR32, Blackfin, C6x, ETRAX CRIS, FR-V, H8/300, Hexagon, Itanium, M32R, m68k, META, Microblaze, MIPS, MN103, Nios II, OpenRISC, PA-RISC, PowerPC, s390, S+core, SuperH, SPARC, TILE64, Unicore32, x86, Xtensa
Kernel type
Monolithic (Linux kernel)
License
GPLv2 and other free and open-source licenses, except for the "Linux" trademark


The Various feature of linux are :


Low Cost 
In Linux there is no need to spend time and huge amount of money to obtain licenses since Linux and much of its softwares came with GNU general public license.There is no need to worry about any softwares that you use in linux.

Open Source 
Linux is an Open source operating system it is free to use and source code of it is easily available even user can edit the source code to make it's own operating system or to add a features.

Stability
Linux has High stability compared with other operating systems. there is no need to reboot the linux system to maintain performance levels. Rarely it slow down.It has a continuous up-times of hundreds of days or more.

Security
Linux is one of the most secure operating systems.

Multitasking 
Linux is a multitasking operating system. It can handle multi applications at same time.

Performance
Linux provides a high performance on various networks. It has ability to Handle large number of users simultaneously.

Networking 
Linux provides a strong support for networking functionality ; client and server systems can be easily set up on any computer running linux.It can perform tasks like network backup faster than other operating systems.

Flexibility 
Linux is very flexible . Linux  Can be used for high performance server application, desktops applications and embedded systems.You can install only the needed components for particular use.You also restrict the use of specific computers.

Faster and Installation 
Linux is fast and It is very easy to install.

Better Use of Hard Disk 
Linux uses its resources well enough it even when the hard disk is almost full.

Wider Choice
There not only one distribution there are different distributions developed by developers around the world.

Compatibility 
Linux can run almost all Unix packages.

User Interface 
Linux supports GUI and well as Command Line system which makes it easy to use for all those users which are not able to use command line system.
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