April 30, 2007 | By Naman Bagga | Filed in: Linux, Tech Talk.

I hadn’t heard much about Linux until my friend Ankur Banerjee told me about it. He’s a proud Linux user and soon I’ll become one too. I’ve just place an order for my CD of the latest OS Ubuntu 7.04(Feisty Fawn) which works on a Linux platform. After knowing about Linux in detail, I decided to publicize it a bit as I feel it isn’t getting much publicity.

I’ll start from the very basic definition for amateurs to understand what I’m talking about. Linux is an Operating System (like windows). It is much more secure than Windows XP or Windows Vista which claim to be the safest Operating Systems. If you’ve ever come across a book on hacking, all hackers have a common opinion that security and Microsoft never go together. All books say that a system running on windows is the easiest to hack. It is a well known fact that an unprotected system running on Windows can be hacked in 10 minutes if it’s online.

Linux has many salient features. According to me one of the greatest assets of Linux is that there is nothing such as a virus for a Linux system. Thus you don’t need any anti-virus if you are running on a Linux system. The reason is that no file can install itself in a Linux system as Super-Administrator rights are required which are impossible to obtain for malware.

One of the reasons why I’m shifting to Linux is that I’m fed up of Microsoft and all the fuss about ownership of Genuine Windows XP. All important updates I download check for the genuineness of my genuine Windows XP. What’s the point of checking it again and again? I have statistics which say that more than 80% users of Internet Explorer 6.0 haven’t upgraded to Internet Explorer 7.0 due to complicated procedure involved.

Linux offers respite from this fuss about genuine OS as it is a free software. Moreover, it is absolutely legal to copy and distribute Linux to your family and friends. Linux uses Mozilla Firefox as its default web browser which is much better than Microsoft Internet Explorer. As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts Mozilla Firefox is an award winning browser.

Some other advantages offered by Linux are that it uses better software. Linux comes preloaded with archivers which can handle archives of all formats. It uses Open Office which has more features than Microsoft Office and can handle more file formats. The latest version of Microsoft Office uses 4 letter extensions in place of the traditional 3 letter extensions like .doc, .ppt, .mdb etc. The latest version of Open Office which is included in Ubuntu is compatible with the new 4 letter extensions too. On the other hand, if you are using an older version of Microsoft Office you won’t be able to work with the new 4 letter extensions without downloading the compatibility pack offered by Microsoft.

If you’ve ever loaded Windows on your system you might know that it takes a minimum of 30 minutes to install Windows. On the other hand, Linux takes just 13 minutes for installation.

I’m sure that after reading this you would be convinced that Linux is clearly the dark horse which is much better than Windows which always remains in the spotlight.
You can get your own copy of Ubuntu 7.04 delivered to you for free. Just click on the link below to order your free CD.

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